“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”
– George Santayana


“Education should not be about building more schools and maintaining a system that dates back to the Industrial Revolution.”
– Naveen Jain

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
-Nelson Mandela


“Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity… and these in turn rely on the education of our people.”
-Julia Gillard

Schools play and learn at the Open Bench Project

Schools support the exploration of students curiosity.

Good schools listen to students and embrace their inquisitive minds. They recognize courage and work to further encourage students to explore and follow up on internal learning goals—even when students look beyond the formal scaffolding they have been provided. At the Open Bench we help schools satisfy this mission by providing an open access shop where students can focus and explore their interests beyond the traditional boundaries of the institution. We support students’ curiosity, helping them become confident explorers for life.

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“I have seen calm and focus come from some of our most energetic and lively students. This is what I like to call the “Open Bench effect”.
-Scott Fournier (The Real School)