At the Barack Obama School for Social Justice, we learn about ourselves and the world so that we can identify and reform systems of inequity. By honoring the whole child in every student and uplifting our own community, we model what social justice looks like in practice to cultivate future leaders.
Through academically rigorous and culturally relevant learning opportunities, students will be prepared for a life of choice beyond high school, including college and career readiness, grounded in a passion for justice and dignity for all people.
Respect – We believe that everyone, including ourselves, is worthy and deserving of kindness. We treat others the way we want to be treated.
Advocacy – We believe in the power of advocating for oneself and others through positive words and actions. We speak up for what is right for ourselves and for others.
Integrity – We believe in the value of consistently acting in an honest and just manner. We do what is right even when no one is watching.
Community – We believe that bringing people together, especially across lines of difference, is necessary to achieve social justice. We believe that it is our responsibility to serve and uplift our communities. We stick together and uplift one another. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.
Equity – We believe that in a system of unequal opportunity, equity is the goal in the work of social justice. We believe everyone must have opportunities.
Scholarship – We believe that academic success is key to unlocking for our future. We have high academic expectations for ourselves and others.