The Greta Berman Arbetter Kazoo School is a small school where every child is known, respected, and challenged to reach his or her potential. As Alfie Kohn wrote, a progressive school is a place where children are “taken seriously” – where children’s needs, interests, and developmental levels inform daily activities. At Kazoo School, students’ natural curiosity is nurtured, fostering a life-long passion for learning.
Since we opened our doors in 1972, the teachers at Kazoo School have dedicated themselves to teaching the “whole child” – stimulating students’ intellectual, creative, and physical development, through active, hands-on activities. As our 8th grade students graduate and go on to high school, college, and adult life, they carry with them a spirit of inquiry, critical thinking skills, and a commitment to making the world a better place.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our school. The best way to fully understand this unique community of learners, however, is to schedule a visit. Come see our teachers and students in action! You’ll find us indoors and outdoors, wondering and exploring, building and creating.
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Kazoo School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), and we are proud members of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); The Education Records Bureau (ERB); and School and Student Services (SSS).