Date: August 19, 2022
Hampshire Gazette Article
“A Space Dedicated to Student Success”
On an unshaded corner of North Maple Street, the Community Classroom, with its technicolor trappings and interactive hardware, offers pint-sized pedestrians some intellectual reprieve from the sweltering summer heat.
The Little Free Math Library outside, a sidewalk treasure-trove stuffed with math games for numbers-inclined kids, stalls curious neighbors and brings families through the door.
Some parents, explained Community Classroom founder Megan Allen, come to the classroom searching for an afterschool challenge for their high-achieving, accelerated learners; other families turn to private tutoring to supplement homeschooling, or for help catching up after falling behind, or for an extra edge on standardized tests, like the SAT and other college admissions exams.
But the school’s soft-spot, said Allen, who opened the classroom’s doors in 2020 after High Five Books vacated the 29 North Maple St location, is “helping girls fall back in love with math and feel empowered to take ownership of their learning.”
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