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La Cima Charter School Overview
Mission: The mission of La Cima Elementary Charter School is to prepare our students for academic and life-long success through a rigorous and relevant academic program.
Vision: Our vision is to develop students who have intellectual capacity, social capital and emotional strength of character to be personally successful and to act as effective change-makers in their communities.
History: Our philosophy is grounded in the behavioral psychology of Dr. Carol Dweck, the theories of Paolo Freire, and Lisa Delpit which speak to education for social and political change. We believe that through creating an excellent school organization, we can create innovative opportunities that support and develop wider community change. The school becomes a location for social and political change to take root, through our scholars, our team, families, and our work together.
La Cima’s curriculum is rooted in developing strong literacy and problem solving skills while empowering students to engage in critical analyses of history, community, political institutions and current events.
- Aligned to Common Core standards
- Core curriculum of English Language Arts, History, Math, Humanities, Science, Spanish and Technology
- Enrichment specials include Physical Education, Music, Theater and Visual Arts
- Humanities curriculum is rooted is social justice issues
- Mindfulness and Restorative Justice
La Cima's school culture is rooted in 4 C.A.R.E. principles:
C is for community: Together, we are stronger!
A is for accountability: I am responsible for you and for me
R is for reconciliation: I make peace with my words and my actions
E is for effective effort: I learn from my actions and I never give up!
Every member of the La Cima community is expected to demonstrate our principles each day. They are essential to fulfilling our mission and achieving our mission as a school and as an integral part of the Brooklyn community.
La Cima Elementary Charter School is an independent, public, elementary charter school in Bedford-Stuyvesant. During the 2010-2011 school year, we will serve approximately 260 kindergarten through 3rd graders and will continue to grow by adding a grade annually. Our mission is to prepare students for academic and life-long success through a rigorous and relevant academic program. Our vision is to develop students who have the intellectual capacity, social capital, and emotional strength of character to be personally successful, and to act as effective change-makers in their communities.
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