Long Wharf Education partners with schools all over Connecticut to integrate theatre with core academic subjects. Our partnership model is built upon our three pillars: creativity, empathy, and teamwork. We believe that theatre gives students the tools they need to successfully navigate school, the workplace, and beyond.
We work directly with teachers to develop a curriculum and schedule that is specific to the needs of individual classrooms. Our current school partners include:
- East Rock Magnet School
- Edgewood Magnet School
- Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy
- Worthington Hooker School—upper and lower schools
- CT Experiential Learning Center Middle School
Our Partnership Goals:
- Create a strong, equitable ensemble where each student uses their unique strengths to contribute to the success of the group.
- Devise an original performance piece that addresses academic content.
- Develop skills through theatre that can be taken back into the academic classroom.
- Foster a collaborative relationship with a classroom teacher to co-develop arts integrate curriculum.
To achieve these goals, Long Wharf will work with students to:
- Participate in a wide variety of games and exercises that address multiple learning styles (verbal, body/kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, etc.)
- Engage in an active dialogue about the strengths and barriers of each individual student and the ensemble as a whole.
- Create an inclusive, positive, and energetic environment where all students feel inspired to participate fully.
- Emphasize that the skills learned in theatre (creativity, collaboration, problem solving, etc.) can be applied to situations in the classroom or at home.
- Use the end-of-semester showcases as inspiration and motivation for our work, noting that we have the potential to affect true social change and deep learning at any school.
For more information, please contact Director of Learning Madelyn Ardito.