Preparing community minded,
Embracing the Reggio philosophy to reach, engage, and improve lives, Harlow will prepare community-minded, globally responsible students through an emergent curriculum using project-based learning focused on real-life experiences that expand the traditional classroom and utilize the natural world.
Yes. This neighborhood school is designed for everyone! This school is the first of its kind in Tulsa.
No! This is a community for all. If you can only afford to pay rent you are able to live in the community.
It is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It is a method described as student-centered and led by a student’s curiosity through experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery through a self-guided curriculum. The Reggio approach is to teach though the tasks of everyday life.
The first Reggio Emilia school was literally built by the parents of the community in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The basis for the Reggio Emilia philosophy is founded on the principles of community, responsibility, and respect through a supportive and enriching environment.
It is a free public charter school.
This is a zone that would give preference to all families living within walking distance to Harlow Creek (roughly 1 mile). A detailed map has been created for identifying this proximity. As a Charter School, all applicants within this proximity would have first preference to attend the school should a lottery be required to take place. We do not expect a lottery to be required to take place at any point within the next several years. Additionally, all families with in TPS boundaries get preference over families outside of the school district.
The development is a private business, but has several working business partners all working to support the community in their own way. Other organizations such as the NW Tulsa Hub and Neighbors Along the Line have helps those in need in a significant way. These same individuals are looking to work alongside and with the NW Tulsa Community Development Corporation (CDC). The NW Tulsa CDC was created specifically to help the Charles Page Blvd area with concerns that currently exist. The CDC Board is composed of residents and business leaders within the 74127.
The development is designed to encourage those that have a choice of where to live, to choose a federally recognized distressed neighborhood. The inclusion of these individuals will aid in the addition for demand of grocery stores, retail, needs based amenities within the 74127 community, and can lead to increased property values over longer periods of time. We want to encourage the development of the school and neighborhood to provide further benefits to the community even if you are not interested in living in the neighborhood or attending the school as everyone can benefit from bringing in the first new development since the 1970s.
Harlow Creek Elementary School plans to open with Kindergarten through Grade Three. Harlow Creek Elementary School will then expand one grade per year until the school includes Kindergarten through Grade Five. In year 3, Harlow Creek Elementary School plans to offer pre-kindergarten classes.
Class size will be limited to 25 students. Harlow Creek Elementary School is designed to provide smaller classes and expects that classes will average 20 students.
Harlow’s mission is to equip students to be community minded, globally responsible, active members of society through an emergent curriculum taught through a Reggio approach using project-based learning experiences that expand the traditional classroom into the community by utilizing the natural world and community partnerships. The curriculum will be framed by the Oklahoma standards but will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) to prepare students with 21st Century learning.
Yes. Students who are identified with disabilities requiring special services are welcome at Harlow Creek Elementary School. Services will be provided in accordance with an updated IEP in accordance with IDEA Regulations.
Yes. Research shows that English Language Learners perform better when provided with hands-on learning opportunities. Harlow Creek Elementary School’s teaching methodology will include Project Based Learning.
Harlow Creek Elementary School will follow a fair admissions policy. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be conducted to determine admissions.
Harlow Creek Elementary School will be a public charter school and does not charge tuition.
Before and after care may not be available in the first year. A needs analysis will be conducted to determine the community need for these services after year one.
Students will learn through hands-on, project based activities. Student and teachers will be involved in planning projects that determine how the school day looks. Students will pick individual/group projects and each certified teacher will use the projects to teach standards applicable to grade levels.
School will open in August of 2021. We will follow the Tulsa Public Schools elementary schedule to accommodate parents with students at multiple sites.
Transportation will be provided for those special education students whose IEPs include transportation services. Other students will be transported by their parents, or may walk/bike to and from school.
Of course! Those that qualify for free or reduced lunch will be afforded the same opportunities!
State funding for schools is based on a per pupil count on a daily basis. So if a student is going to Harlow Creek, our school would receive the State Aid for this child. However, the annual home and apartment (Ad Valorum) taxes for this neighborhood has 80% of the taxes collected annually to go directly to Tulsa Public Schools. These funds will always go to TPS. So the development and charter school will greatly benefit the existing neighborhood schools. Our feasibility analysis, led by an international expert for master planned communities projected the number of residents within our community ten years from now. This concluded. In 10 years, our neighborhood with directly contribute approximately $1.9 Million dollars each year annually to the Tulsa Public Schools district.