CWC believes that we will not get to a better tomorrow by ourselves. It is only possible if we do it together. As members of intimate communities and citizens of the larger world, we do not do our work or live our lives alone. One need only watch the news or read the headlines to see local and international examples of people who have been unable to come together to create safe and nurturing environments for themselves and their families.

In order to build our students’ capacity to become these leaders, we create classrooms that are challenging – and joyful – learning environments that engage children through fun projects tailored to their personal experiences, strengths and needs.  Our teachers take the time to get to know each child as an individual. We empower children to think critically and learn to engage respectfully and productively with fellow students by developing their capacity to enter into and understand the lives of others.  Our goal is for student “success” to include mastery of both content and emotions, so that students can meaningfully connect with each other, be part of any community, and courageously decide who they are in the world and how they want the world to be.