Place Network Schools

A collaborative network of innovative rural schools, in partnership with Teton Science Schools, a national leader in place-based education.

Place Network Schools

Connecting rural classrooms to communities

The Place Network of Teton Science Schools (PNTSS) is a collaborative network of rural K-12 schools that connect learning and communities to increase student engagement, academic outcomes, and community impact. Rural Schools Collaborative supports the network through its action-oriented hub system.

Our Partnership

Rural Schools Collaborative supports a working ecosystem of regional hubs that serve to increase excellence and innovation in rural communities. PNTSS supports the implementation and sustainability of a scalable rural school K-12 model. Together, RSC and PNTSS support long-term sustainability, innovation, and revitalization of rural communities throughout the United States.

PNTSS Schools

Find out more about the first schools to join the Place Network. These pilot partners and their stories showcase how innovative rural place-based ed can transform student learning.

  1. Notus School District (ID)
  2. Swan Valley Elementary School District (ID)
  3. Meadows Valley School District (ID)
  4. Mountain River School (VT).
  5. University Charter School at the University of West Alabama (AL) - opening fall 2018.


Within an innovative place-based approach, competency-based assessment and project-based learning are implemented with a common learning model to ensure collaboration, fidelity, and quality across the network.

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