Diversity

Diversity

aaron_lucy_cwc-3729Citizens of the World Charter Schools are built on the belief that the diversity of our communities, and of the world at large, is a great strength.Through targeted outreach and recruitment, our schools are intentionally designed to reflect their surrounding communities and the larger society in terms of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. By learning, interacting and growing in a diverse setting, our students are preparing to thrive in the pluralistic society they will soon join.

This model allows our students to form meaningful relationships with individuals of other races, cultures, and backgrounds. Studies have shown that students with these experiences are better able to live and work in diverse settings than those from more homogenous schools.

Recognition and appreciation of diverse cultures, perspectives and backgrounds are important themes in our curriculum, as well. A strategic selection of books, materials and lessons helps foster a continued curiosity about other cultures across the globe.

Finally, encouraging and modeling positive, inclusive interactions among students and members of the full school community is a paramount priority for CWC Schools. Teachers help establish a respectful tone among all members of the classroom community by teaching students to value differences and resolve conflicts appropriately.