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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
K - 12
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)

Workspace Education is a uniquely innovative model that considers carefully the needs of each individual child. For some children, blended learning fills their educational needs.

As such, Workspace is constantly evolving with the needs and interests of the children and families in the program. However, the model of personalized education has not changed.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?

One of the biggest challenges of the school in general has been changing the mindset of parents to be solution-oriented.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?

Listen to the children. Education is all about them self-constructing into the human they’re going to be successful being.

Select up to two focus areas you feel that you demonstrate leadership in, and tell us why here:

1. Development of community and culture
2. Creating individualized pathways for children

Program Focus


Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages
Computer Programming

School Overview

Workspace Education is not a school. Rather it is a community hub where families can come together to guide their children's education. Seeing the daunting task that homeschool parents were facing of independently curating a child's education, Workspace founder, Catherine Fraise, created a solution.

At Workspace parents who have opted out of the traditional school system find a community of support with curriculum planning and identifying resources to best serve their children. Opportunities spring up organically according to the needs of the students. The school boasts resources from a black box theater to a maker space, to a virtual reality lab (two, in fact!), which students and parents can organize use of.

The community is rich with resources, including the parents themselves. Some parents teach classes to groups of students. A parent who is a physician might teach a small group of students about physiology, for example. Some students also gather for online or flex classes, which are driven by an online platform.

Workspace is born from a Montessori philosophy, wherein educators considered the question, "How do we create an environment where humans thrive?" In this vein, Workspace uses a "Spark to Launch" model, which supports students' innovation and creativity, then hosts showcase nights, when students get to show off the work they have been doing.

Somewhere between a school, a library, a Y, and a Google campus, Workspace Education is truly innovative in the field of education.

School Contact

Contact: Catherine Fraise

Contact Title: Founder/Executive Director

Workspace Education
16 Trowbridge Drive
Bethel, Connecticut
United States

Telephone: (203) 409-2028

Workspace Education's Website


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Blended Program Launched 2017