The Liggett Approach: A Fundamentally Better Approach to Education

Upper School students work together

From our youngest learners on up, the Liggett Approach emboldens our students by giving them the tools and the confidence to answer their own questions and cultivate their passions, thereby assuring an understanding of the world that is deeply, individually meaningful. The Liggett Approach is our approach because it makes school matter.

From Pre-K3 through 12th grade, students become active participants in their learning experience. They learn by doing. They discover their passions. They ask new questions, rather than memorizing answers to old ones. They clear their own path filled with inquiry, investigation and analysis. And, in doing so, learning brings meaning to their lives.

The objective of our guiding philosophy is genuine understanding, not static knowledge. How students reach this objective is purposeful, methodical and at the same time as unique as every student in our school. 


New questions are more valuable than old answers

We evaluate growth and understanding, not memorization

Students derive personal meaning from looking outward

We endure because we change

Learning takes hold when students care

Educators provide structure, students make meaning