Young inventors roll their desks across the hardwood floor, forming a circle for today’s brainstorming session. These first graders are planing a city.

First they’ll think it, then dream it, plan it and build a model. They’re got plenty of supplies in the “Makerspace” of their classroom – from ribbon and fabric to paints and papers, to blocks and robotic equipment.

This isn’t you typical elementary school. This is the “four Cs” – Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Method has been so successful, founder and Head of School Elizabeth Garcia can barely keep up with the accolades as they pour in.

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