NC has a creative approach to education and self-directed partnership.
We believe all humans have a right to pursue any valuable interest, without interfering or hindering anyone from doing the same.
We are proudly located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our space features a woodshop, maker space, art room, kitchen, lots of prepared materials (similar to those found in a progressive classroom), and raw materials for imaginative play or creative design and building work. We have books all around the space, a 3-tiered play environment, a dance floor, lots of comfortable seating and workspaces, whiteboard walls, and more.
Young people at NC are generally free to choose the activities they want to participate in and the content they wish to pursue, with support from facilitator partners and other young people.
NC facilitates age-based groups/pods to expand on community-based learning. These groups meet for 30-minute Morning Meetings and afternoon Group Times every day.