The Evolution of the Cooperative
At Stevens, we know from experience that students thrive when we are deeply engaged in partnership with their families. Since the first playgroup was organized in 1946, three years before the school’s incorporation, the Cooperative has been a collective endeavor in service of our students and their education. Every parent and guardian has a role to play. Today, that means choosing a Cooperative job, joining our classrooms to share family experiences, and voting on Board members and amendments to the school’s bylaws. But how did it all look over the past seven and a half decades? Take a peek at how vital our families have been in bringing the Stevens mission to life.
This article originally appeared in the Fall 2023 Issue of SCOOP.