The new facility has cable TV access with wireless (e.g., iPad and iPhone) connectivity for teacher and student multimedia presentations. According to installer Wes Wilmers of Master Crafts Home Enternainment, “The latest technology is incorporated into a functional teaching kitchen, therefore creating a multi-dimensional teaching environment.”
Head of School Dr. Grauer describes the class stucture, “Virtually all of the teachers will incorporate cooking classes into their curriculum, including Chemisty, Mathmatics, World Religions, History and Health classes. Clubs are already starting up, and parents and students will be treated to demonstrations and lessons from celebrity chefs. Fundamentally, we want to demonstrate to our students that fresh food grows out of the ground, something that seems to be forgotton by the recent generations. We’ll harvest produce from our green house and orchard for the classes that will provide herbs, avocado’s, figs, tomatoes, peppers, carrotts, strawberries, grapes, organes, apples, limes and lemons. The orchards will also yield healthy snacks for students at each grade level. This project, drawing from the community garden concept, exemplifies the future of education in important respects.”
The Grauer School is an independent grades 6 –12 college preparatory day school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Association of Independent Schools. The school serves as a successful educational model for hundreds of private schools around the world through the Coalition of Small Preparatory Schools established by Founding Head, Dr. Stuart Grauer. To learn more about The Grauer School experience, visit www.grauerschool.com or call 760/944-6777.