Our first campus is organized in Colina Nouă, a beautiful and peaceful residential project being developed in the North of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Our spaces place a continued emphasis on the whole journey (mind, body, spirit, and emotions), not just brain and content, and have a bias towards the outdoors. Our school sometimes feels like a home. Other times like a workplace.
Often like a playground. Occasionally like a temple.
Our school spaces facilitate a collaborative approach to learning and developing the community. Most spaces are versatile, allowing for the creation of different room environments, fit for both individual and group work.Learn more
A key principle of Expeditionary Learning is “Beautiful Work”. Through the way they are designed, schools can teach about high standards, attention to details, commitment to beauty.Learn more
Learning will not be limited to a building, ‘the school”, but the premises of the school stretch to incorporate the whole world. Learners spend a lot of time outside the school campus. They learn in the ‘real world’ because they will live in the real world.Learn more
We follow the recommendations of OECD about creating “Innovative Learning Environments”.
The spaces are alive with children’s work, learning is visible everywhere and the school walls keep changing to reflect schoolwork. Every single area in the school becomes a learning area providing access to “anywhere, anytime learning”. As the learner’s work evolves, so does the school. For children, it will feel like every week they are coming to a new school.
We are constantly working to be a model for sustainability. Our learners will always be aware of their impact on the planet and our environment.
Our location feels great. Children love the spaces, the furniture is warm and colourful and easy to use. They have cozy and comfy areas, as well as working and structured ones. They have group areas as well as nooks and crannies where they can reflect and get some peace and quiet.
The CLC campus was nominated to the Romanian Architecture Annual Awards and appeared in Elle Decoration, Dec 2021.
“Outside” first of all means in nature. We have a principle of “Nature Every Day”: outdoor learning is central to every learning expedition, so nature, plants, and even animals are an integral part of learning at CLC.
“Outside” also means in the community. Through their projects and holistic learning, learners are required to contact the adults in their different roles: parents and relatives, neighbors and friends, professionals, and workers. There is no separation between ‘school life’ and “real life, ‘schoolwork’ and ‘real work’.