Over 100 years of learning beyond the classroom...
Clearpool was one of the first educational organizations in the country to design a curriculum consisting of multiple-day, residential retreats conducted in a rural setting and coordinated with students' classroom studies. This "dual campus" model is still the cornerstone of our program.
We collaborate with teachers in the classroom to ensure student learning at Clearpool Education Center aligns with the curriculum at the school site, as well as with State and National Learning Standards. Pre- and post- trip activities at the schools further reinforce the impact of the Clearpool educational experience.
Hands-on investigations engage students in projects that encourage inquiry and facilitate discovery. The lessons draw from the local environmental resources. Students are invited to learn through experience.
At Clearpool Education Center, our mission is to provide a learning environment that supports the academic, physical and emotional growth of our students. In both day and residential programs, our goal is to foster self-confident, independent thinkers who are motivated to collaborate with others as they explore the world around them.
Clearpool provides customized science and community building curriculum that is delivered by professional educators.
If you are in a public school in Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster or Greene Counties, you may be eligible for state aid through PNW Boces to offset the costs of attending CEC. Please contact
Patti Pfister at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your school is eligible. If you are eligible, please find the state aid froms at the link below:
to Clearpool Education Center
Clearpool is a Program of Green Chimneys