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Portfolio students present at Stanford

Portfolio students present at Stanford

Our children now know that what they are creating and learning is interesting and people will want to learn from it; that their knowledge is worth sharing not just to the school community but to the world.

Collaborations with NYU and Columbia

Collaborations with NYU and Columbia

Two important collaborations with NYU and Columbia are now underway at Portfolio. One partnership will give our students the opportunity to apply their learning in music, technology, design, art and science; the other partnership will help our school refine a methodology that is carefully crafted and guided by research.

Directors Blog: 9/11/17-9/15/17

Directors Blog: 9/11/17-9/15/17

“At normal schools, the teachers don’t tell you to write on the walls,” one student happily exclaimed.

“Elon Musk, Elon Musk, Elon Musk,” a number of students chanted, as they planned the interviews they want to try to schedule for the film they will create on permanently settling Mars.

How My Project-Based School Prepared Me for Columbia

How My Project-Based School Prepared Me for Columbia

"Amidst graduates from some of the best high schools around the world, I was struck by the intelligence that surrounded me. Yet, I felt better prepared for school and life at Columbia. While they had no problem taking notes in lectures or studying for exams, in seminars where deep learning happens at college and when relationships are formed with professors I found myself speaking up on the literature, proposing questions and interacting with texts while they worked to feel comfortable doing so."