Our Mission

Our mission is to impact and expand the conversation about what an excellent education contains, requires and accomplishes.

We aim to create a national network of high-achieving, community-based public schools that reflect the abundant socioeconomic, racial and cultural diversity of their surroundings. Our schools exemplify an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student’s abilities, confidence, and sense of responsibility for themselves and their community. In this spirit, we work conscientiously to build strong communities both within and outside the classroom.

Aided by exceptional local leadership and strong involvement from our parents, our student-centered learning model has been demonstrated to boost critical thinking and cognitive skills for young people from every background. We focus on providing interactive learning experiences for our students in a warm, joyful community with peers from all backgrounds; this approach helps prepare students not only to survive but also to thrive in college, in a diverse society, and in a global economy. We are preparing our students to emerge as a new generation of leaders – as trailblazers who are ready to tackle the future challenges in our world and surpass the conceived limitations of what students, communities, parents, and schools can achieve in the world.

As the first national school network with a commitment to economic and racial diversity, we believe our schools' success will inspire a renewed respect and support for public schools and the excellent education they can deliver to all students.