“Play is the work of the child”

- Maria Montessori

The schoolyard at JB Kelly School is a large (4 acre) space near the center of the Southwest Germantown community, an urban neighborhood with insufficient outdoor play and recreational space.  

This is what “greets” our neighborhood’s children each day.   Clearly the schoolyard offers no opportunity for “the work of the child” to take place and, once again, our children are stymied in their development.