Early School | PS PK

Maker Mindset

It's the Process That Counts

It all starts with a question. How can you connect two things? How can you make something taller? We set out materials and facilitate with questions to encourage your child to tinker and try, discover and try again. Innovation is born of play, passion and purpose — children learn best by doing. 
Severn provides a great learning environment and has consistently encouraged our son's curiosity. He brings that curiosity home and we see him using new problem-solving skills every day. He feels safe to take risks and try new things because he knows the support is there when he needs it.
During maker time throughout the week, our classrooms are transformed into hubs for exploration and innovation. Working in centers connected by an academic theme, our prekindergarten students collaborate to develop and solve all sorts of creative and engineering problems. The air buzzes with excitement as our students move from one challenge to the next.

We focus on process, not product, during dedicated maker time and the results are pretty amazing. In this time of free-but-guided exploration, our students take the reins. They create stories, games and connections that we might not have the opportunity to see in more teacher-directed lessons.

Come Join the Fun!

The Maker Mindset isn't about doing crafts. It's giving children the freedom and space to explore with the right amount of support to grow. We challenge our early schoolers to experience the world in their own way and to use every discover as inspiration for the next. But don't take our word for it, come join the maker fun with us! As a special introduction to our Early School, we invite you and your child to play, discover and learn with us at our next make and take event. Join us for a first-hand look at our school, our teachers and our maker philosophy!

**Due to COVID-19 these events have been temporarily postponed. Please check back for updates when school restrictions have been lifted.
Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012
Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146