High School for Community Leadership

A sound high school education prepares students both for college and for life. At our school you will find a small yet diverse community of students and teachers who share a passion for learning, a dedication to personal growth, and a commitment to making the world a better place.

Our educational program focuses on five areas:

  1. Intellectual curiosity and independent, critical, and creative thinking
  2. Service to community and social responsibility
  3. Appreciation of the world’s artistic and cultural diversity
  4. Ethical awareness and the quest for personal growth
  5. Commitment to healthy and active living

We support the development of these areas by providing a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum and innovative teaching that encourages students to think independently and communicate their ideas with confidence. We provide all students with Faculty Advisors and a structured advisory program that helps students identify and address areas of personal growth.

We also incorporate service learning into our curriculum to encourage students to develop an awareness of their responsibilities to the larger world and participate in important decisions that impact their lives. For example, our students may engage in a nine-week internship at a community-based radio station or with a civil rights law firm for community service credit.

Finally, we encourage all of our students to participate in over 20 sports programs and after-school clubs. Our school offers a series of art workshops, as well as partnerships with community-based art organizations such as the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL).

In short, we promote the development of “scholar activists” prepared to exercise leadership in the global community.