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Educational
Partnerships

Educational programs at the High Line are rooted in the legacy of ingenuity, forward-thinking and collaborative spirit that is central to the conception, creation, and resilience of the High Line Park. High Line school partnerships are collaborations that bring together young people, educators, classroom teachers, and creative cultural workers to unite in civic-minded and socially conscious hands-on learning.

Educational programs at the High Line are rooted in the legacy of ingenuity, forward-thinking and collaborative spirit that is central to the conception, creation, and resilience of the High Line Park. High Line school partnerships are collaborations that bring together young people, educators, classroom teachers, and creative cultural workers to unite in civic-minded and socially conscious hands-on learning.

School residencies are in-school and after-school learning opportunities for young people to explore the unique attributes of the High Line, its history of community-driven design, and spiral out into multi-disciplinary learning. The High Line curriculum explores infrastructure reuse projects, starting with the challenges of the creation of the High Line park and branches out to include engineering, urban design, and public art.

School residencies are in-school and after-school learning opportunities for young people to explore the unique attributes of the High Line, its history of community-driven design, and spiral out into multi-disciplinary learning. The High Line curriculum explores infrastructure reuse projects, starting with the challenges of the creation of the High Line park and branches out to include engineering, urban design, and public art.

In-school partnerships

Through school partnerships the High Line can be an extension of your classroom. We collaborate with educators to create and facilitate interdisciplinary curricula that reflect students’ needs and schools’ learning goals in response to our changing world. High Line Education is dedicated to designing programs that can benefit our neighboring schools. We’ve most recently worked with teachers at Quest to Learn Middle School, Quest to Learn High School and the James Baldwin School for in-school, after school, and virtual residencies. High Line school partnerships have evolved into synchronous and asynchronous engagement models to serve students who are learning remotely.

This year High Line has collaborated with the James Baldwin School on a credit-bearing Climate Art class that explored climate science, climate justice, and the artist’s responses to climate as an in-person and virtual learning experience.

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Climate Art with the James Baldwin School

High Line Education and the James Baldwin School collaborate on the Climate Art after school class as an in-person and remote learning experience for students. This class is an opportunity for students to earn 1 Earth Science or 1 Visual Art credit for the semester.

Course content is a converging of Climate Science and Art Making through Social and Emotional Learning pedagogy. The class curriculum is co-designed by a High Line interdisciplinary Teaching Artist and a DOE classroom science teacher with input from students. In the course, students examine climate change indicators like the Keeling Curve, the Greenhouse Effect, and the Carbon Cycle with an emphasis on the human influence on climate change.

'' Working with the High Line on an interdisciplinary course brings the science of climate action to life for my students.'

— Caity Tully, teacher at the James Baldwin School

Support

Major support for High Line Education is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston. Program support is provided by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. High Line Education is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council—with special thanks to Speaker Corey Johnson and the Manhattan Delegation of the City Council.