School as Museum
At MRH we have developed metaphors that are used in our schools to describe the teaching and learning that takes place there.
At MRH Elementary, teaching and learning are focused through the “School As Museum” metaphor. Students become curators and docents as they put their learning on display with two museum exhibits for peers, families, and the public. These museum exhibits provide for extensive use of reading and writing across the curriculum and encourage the use of technology. Field trips reinforce and extend learning and are often focused on museums.
As students experience museum exhibits, they learn about creating their own exhibits that bring research, study, and presentation skills to life.
Museums Openings are scheduled throughout the year. Most museums remain intact for viewing up to a month after the original opening date. If you miss the opening and would like to schedule a time during the day to view an exhibit, please call 314-644-4403.
Partnerships are very important to our metaphor work at MRHE. Partnerships include relationships with families, community organizations, and other museums. Over the course of a child's experience at MRHE our students benefit from partnerships and field experiences with the following organizations and museums:
- Gateway Arch
- St. Louis Art Museum
- Missouri History Museum
- Metro Theater Company
- St. Louis University's Nutrition Department
- Field Museum, Chicago, IL
- Holocaust Museum
- Kemper Art Museum at Washington University of St. Louis
- The D.A.R.E. program with the Richmond Heights Police Department
- Lincoln Museum in Springfield, IL
- Missouri Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO
- Missouri Supreme Court, Jefferson City, MO