Cobblestone School is unlike any other school in
Rochester. It is independent, progressive education at
its best. We believe in education that is individual, not
standardized. We don't tell children what they should
learn -- we ask them to help us understand what they want
to learn. Our teachers use those answers to shape a
curriculum (pre-K through 6th grade) that is dynamic,
truly interdisciplinary, and rich both in creative
expression and academic rigor.
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Our curriculum is the heart of the
difference between Cobblestone and other schools.
Themes for study integrate reading, writing, math,
social studies, scientific inquiry, foreign language
and artistic expression that evolve out of children's
questions, interests and experiences. This
student-responsive, interdisciplinary approach to
learning through inquiry, encourages critical thinking
and fosters motivation, anchoring learning in a
A low student to teacher ratio
(approximately 8:1) allows our faculty to accommodate
students' learning strengths by teaching to multiple
Cobblestone parents are active
partners in their child’s education and they are an
integral part of the Cobblestone community.