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Reggio Emilia Approach

We believe children are confident, competent, independent, creative, and curious beings – and school can either honor or hinder these inherent qualities.

Our educational approach is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which offers children endless possibilities and opportunities to be in charge of their own learning. Developed after WWII in Reggio Emilia, Italy, the approach caters to and challenges students’ learning process, encouraging students to think deeper, explore their interests through stimulating projects, and ask questions as they research different theories. 

Grounded in decades of research, science, and design, KLA Academy's flexible, differentiated education provokes deep inquiry, active learning, collaborative work, and complex problem-solving. As one of the most respected Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool-grade five schools in the region, KLA Academy aims to transform school into a place where children find and use their own strengths to become thoughtful, caring, and curious young people.

Each child is unique and the protagonist of their own growth. Children desire to acquire knowledge, have much capacity for curiosity and amazement, and yearn to communicate and create relationships with others. Loris Malaguzzi, Founder, Reggio Emilia Approach
1920 - 1994


See for yourself!

Schedule a campus tour to experience our Reggio Emilia-inspired classrooms, meet our teachers, and see our approach to teaching and learning in action.

teacher working with preschoolers in construction area


Did you know?

In a Reggio Emilia inspired classroom, teachers partner with students, learning to listen, to see, to observe, and to interpret children’s actions, thoughts, and the logic of their investigation.

teacher helping preschooler with light, paper and pen