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The Allen School will follow the Little Rock School District closing schedule during inclement weather


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New School Lunches!

Lunches at The Allen School will gradually incorporate new, healthier options. Click here to find out more.


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The Allen School
824 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
phone 501-664-2961
fax 501-664-6208

High/Scope Curriculum

What is High/Scope Curriculum?

The High/Scope Difference: Active Participatory Learning

Children and adults learn best through hands-on experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas.  That principle — validated by decades of research — is the basis of High/Scope's approach to teaching and learning.

A range of specially designed programs. High/Scope's Curriculum includes components for:

  • Infant-toddler care and education
  • Preschool education
  • Early literacy
  • Movement and music
  • Elementary education
  • Youth programs

Each individual program consists of a complete system of teaching practices, defined curriculum content areas for each topic and age group, assessment tools, and a training model. The practices and content are flexible by design, easily adapted to individual needs and institutional requirements.

Proven, research-based strategies for learning. The High/Scope Curriculum emphasizes adult-child interaction, a carefully designed learning environment, and a plan-do-review process that strengthens initiative and self-reliance in children and young people. Teachers and students are active partners in shaping the educational experience.

The High/Scope advantage: A balanced approach for young learners and the people who teach them.  The High/Scope Curriculum integrates all aspects of child and youth development. Using research-validated strategies, this approach enhances each young person's growth in the foundations of academics as well as in social-emotional, physical, and creative areas.

By adopting the High/Scope Curriculum — and learning to use it effectively — thousands of educators and caregivers worldwide are making a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families.