Supporting Babcock Neighborhood School (K-8)
The Foundation is committed to philanthropic support of the new Babcock Neighborhood School (BNS), a free public charter school that opened in the fall of 2017. For the 2019-20 school year the school will welcome students in kindergarten through grade eight.
The school’s focus is on a “place-based” environmental “greenSTEAM” education program that integrates science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics within a thoughtfully provided holistic learning environment.
By focusing on local landscape, history, culture and context, learning at BNS engages students in a setting that encourages interactions with, and exploration of, the world around them. The sustainability and conservation principles of Babcock Ranch provide opportunities for hands-on, project-based learning about nature, health, and renewable energy with a STEAM focus.