If students learn about architecture at all, it usually isn't until post-secondary school classes, but the Alberti Program offered by Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri is attempting to change that. The free workshop, which focuses primarily on sustainable design but also covers the field of architecture in general, is open to children between the ages of 8 and 15.
The Alberti Program is offered through Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. It is an extracurricular program, with daily classes in June (when public school is out of session) and Saturday classes during the fall and winter. Though free, attendance is limited, and so students must be selected by their principals and teachers.
The courses, seminars, and discussions are run by a senior architecture lecturer and assisted by undergraduate students.