Impact Public Schools
The mission of Impact Public Schools is to prepare a diverse student population to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders.
We make a broader impact on public education across Washington state by advocating for public policies that close the opportunity gap and provide all students their right to a high-quality education.
Impact Public Schools builds and operates world-class charter public schools in diverse communities across Washington state. IPS graduates are the problem solvers, innovators, and change agents of tomorrow. Within an equity-driven culture, we develop the whole child and inspire our students to live full, connected, and purposeful lives. We offer a rigorous, personalized curriculum within a vibrant school community that balances high expectations with joy. Our diverse group of scholars will solve our future's greatest challenges, and together we will eliminate the opportunity gap in Washington state.
At Impact Public Schools, we know that excellent schools have the power to transform communities. We also know that the “factory model” of education is not working for the vast majority of students in America, particularly in economically-disadvantaged communities. The way we educate our youth must evolve to ensure that students are not constantly compared to an average. Instead, we must trust our students to develop the skills, habits, and mindsets required to succeed in a rapidly changing world. There has never been a more important time than now to boldly reimagine what’s possible for all students - especially those whose voices are currently marginalized - and to create our next generation of diverse leaders prepared to transform the 21st century.
We believe the path to true empowerment must start the moment students are introduced to school, so that valuable time is not lost reversing unproductive behaviors. From the very beginning of their K-12 experience, IPS students will set a personalized and fluid path to meet their full potential, engage in deeper learning experiences that are inspiring and connected to their lives, and develop transformative and lasting relationships with adult mentors who will help guide the way to college.
The IPS team believes all children are naturally curious and capable of achieving at high levels. We organize our classrooms, curricula, program, and support with the expectation that each individual’s learning journey is unique. At IPS, all students push beyond self- and societally-imposed limits to become the most powerful version of themselves.