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Project-Based Learning at YS Schools
Yellow Springs Schools is a leader in project-based learning (PBL), a powerful learning and teaching method that allows students to learn through inquiry. Over the past five years, Yellow Springs Schools has transitioned to PBL as its primary pedagogy for instruction.
Project-based learning fosters the development of important skills that will serve students well throughout their lives, personally and professionally: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. The development of these skills sets students up for future success as leaders for global change. 
PBL Info for Parents and Community

Visit Our Resource Page for more information about PBL in YS, including answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Deeper Learning Training Center

Yellow Springs Schools offers PBL training to educators in the Miami Valley and beyond through our Deeper Learning Training Center. Visit our training center page to learn more about our training offerings for teachers and administrators. 


Project Highlights
Kindergarten Play PBL
In 2014-15, kindergarten students at Mills Lawn School centered their project-based learning around play. Students developed rules for play at school, and as first graders the following school year, they returned to kindergarten to share those lessons with new students. Read more...
Food For Thought
In 2015-16, our freshman class at Yellow Springs High School led the Food for Thought project, answering the question “How can we cultivate a healthier community through education about food choice?”
Students explored food through documentaries, taste-tests, visiting local farms and restaurants, working with food experts and chefs, and growing their own food in an aeroponic tower at the school. Read more...
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201 S. Walnut Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Phone: 937.767.7381
Fax: 937.767.6604
McKinney Middle School &
Yellow Springs High School

420 E. Enon Road
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Phone: 937.767.7224
Fax: 937.767.6154
Mills Lawn School

200 South Walnut Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Phone: 937.767.7217
Fax: 937.767.6602
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Yellow Springs Exempted Village Schools
201 S. Walnut Street
Yellow Springs, OH

Call 937-767-7381
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