While academic success is essential, a critical component of our philosophy is the support and structure we provide students. LPA uses a style adapted from Responsive Classroom to ensure each child’s needs are met. Students have the opportunity to form close bonds with classmates through Community Circle (morning meeting), character education and student leadership development.
Our goal is for every student to achieve ambitious academic and personal outcomes. When a school feels like family and students believe they belong, they know they are cared for and supported to achieve their potential—no matter their socio-economic background.
To this end, our priorities are:
- Continuing to build a strong community that actively seeks diversity in all forms, with an additional emphasis on race and class.
- Intentionally engaging in relationship building and collaboration with students, families and community partners. We communicate regularly and provide opportunities for families to be invested in the LPA community.
- Fostering a rigorous, goal-oriented learning community that incorporates diverse perspectives, critical thinking, project-based learning and inquiry into all elements of instruction.