Corbett Grade School – Place Based Education

Place based education (PBE) is learning that is rooted in what is local – the unique history, environment, economy, literature, and art of a particular place.  This is the core educational concept for teaching and learning at Corbett Grade School. PBE is a starting point to teach concepts in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, the arts, and other subjects across the curriculum.  This emphasis allows all of our grade school students to engage in their studies at a deeper level. Ultimately, the connection to the place they live and learn leads to service in and connections to the community. PBE boosts students’ engagement, academic achievement, and sense of personal efficacy as stewards of their local environment and community. PBE forges strong ties between local social and environmental organizations and their constituencies in the schools and community. Through Place Based Education, students make tangible contributions to their community