Ross Woodward Classical Studies Interdistrict Magnet School | Grades PreK to 8th Grade
185 Barnes Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513 | (475) 220-3100

Socratic Seminars

Ross Woodward Classical Studies is proud of our Socratic Seminars. We love to engage our students in being critical and independent thinkers. We teach our students these skills on a daily basis through our lessons. We especially spend a lot of time focusing on them through our Seminar Weeks. Seminar Weeks take place once a month and we focus each month on a different core value. For example, for the month of January of core value is Service (We take pride in working with others to help improve our communities.) All of our seminars this month will revolve around the topic of service. The students will be engaged with text about service, a poem about service or perhaps a picture showing service. The teachers will then take the lesson to the next level getting children to look at what they are learning about with a more critical lens. Both students and staff alike love Seminar Weeks!