Future world leaders will need to engage in cooperation, dialogue and debate across lines of difference. This approach will require familiarity with, and respect for, people of all races and economic backgrounds.

In order to build our students’ capacity to become these leaders, we provide a rigorous and student-centered academic program composed of dynamic classrooms that prize critical thinking, creativity and community-building. We do not shy away from the complexities of ethnic, racial or socio-economic relations, but face them head-on to prepare our students to engage positively and respectfully with others from all backgrounds and philosophies. At Citizens of the World Charter Schools, we dedicate ourselves to emphasizing the common humanity in all people, while also learning to work across the divides that have traditionally separated our communities.