Citizens of the World Charter School -- Silver Lake/ Echo Park
The mission of Citizens of the World Charter School -- Silver Lake/Echo Park is to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students in Silver Lake and Echo Park with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each individual student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world in which we live. We do this by:
- Promoting academic rigor and experiential learning to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity
- Embracing a constructivist approach to learning
- Developing each child’s potential to live as a learner, both in school and out.
- Reflecting, welcoming and celebrating the community’s diversity
- Strengthening the bonds among members of the school community and beyond.
We will open in the fall of 2012 with approximately 380 students in grades kindergarten to third. We intend to expand annually until we ultimately serve 500-600 students in K-5.