The Conservatory Lab Charter School (CLCS) is a public school in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston serving, in 2007-08, 154 children (fully enrolled) in grades K-5 from throughout the city. The school received its charter in 1998 and opened in 1999. The school recently amended its charter to add a K1 class and increase its enrollment to 154 students. CLCS employs a Learning Through Music curriculum as a way to provide quality education to the urban youth of Boston.
CLCS supports high levels of achievement for its students applying an innovative curriculum that not only teaches traditional academic subjects as important, independent areas of study, but also fuses these subjects and social/emotional development with musical studies. Children explore math, language arts, science, and social studies through musical projects and lessons whenever such interdisciplinary study is practicable. Moreover, the shared language and culture of music promotes a thriving school community that successfully welcomes children and families from diverse linguistic and cultural experiences. As a laboratory, CLCS is developing the Learning Through Music model that can be replicated in other elementary schools across America. – less–ZoomInfo