Classical Studies Magnet Academy

Children travel from all over Bridgeport to attend Classical Studies Magnet Academy, a public magnet school in the city's West Side neighborhood. The school's motto, "Every child, every chance, every day" reflects its  commitment to helping each child reach his or her fullest potential, both as a student and a person.

Classical Studies Magnet Academy invited The Trust for Public Land to help turn its asphalt schoolyard into a more inviting and inclusive play space. Working with the support of local partners, The Trust for Public Land is engaging students and the community in a participatory design process that involves them in every step of the project-from visioning and brainstorming to planning and stewardship. When complete, the park and playground will be used by students during the day and available to the entire neighborhood after school hours.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.