Thoreau Demonstration Academy
At a glance
Thoreau Demonstration Academy students engage in real-world hands-on learning through our MicroSociety program where they build understanding of the demands and responsibilities of real life in the workplace and explore potential career interests.
Our learning community offers dual language immersion in French and Spanish, STEM programming, and a range of extended day activities including archery, swimming, and other athletic options. Our TRIBES program creates a positive, safe, and supportive school climate where students learn important life and social skills. In a world that demands preparation to add value with increasing complexity, our MicroSociety students have years of experience solving real world problems, thinking critically, collaborating in diverse teams and connecting subject matter and experiences in ways that foster creativity. From the time they enter the building each day, they are citizens aiming to achieve sustainable change in their worlds and ours.
MicroSociety is an innovative curriculum that simulates real-world economic systems. MicroSociety students gain years of experience solving real world problems, thinking critically, collaborating in diverse teams and connecting subject matter and experiences in ways that foster creativity. From the time they enter the building each day, they are citizens aiming to achieve sustainable change in their world and ours.
AT THOREAU DEMONSTRATION ACADEMY, STUDENTS CAN:
- Explore real-life career possibilities and develop real-world skills in our MicroSociety;
- Develop self-awareness and collaborative problem solving skills in small-group learning settings; and
- Learn in a thriving, diverse student community surrounded by caring adults who nurture their academic, social, emotional, and personal needs.
I really enjoy Thoreau because of the diversity within the school and the whole environment itself. The teachers are great and I love how all the projects we work on in class are group and we are really able to work on communication and a lot of life skills. Thoreau Demonstration Academy student
Extra-curricular activities or clubs
- Debate Team
- Boys Basketball
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Basketball
- Girls Soccer
- Extended Day