THROUGH OUR FAMILY HOUSE MODEL, WE PRIORITIZE RELATIONSHIPS — CONNECTING STAFF, STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN A WHOLE NEW WAY.
Our aim is to create a learning environment where deep empathy is second nature and belonging is as natural as breathing.
In traditional K-5 environments, students are separated by grade level, rarely interacting with older or younger students. In our Family House model, students will still receive grade-level education, but will also teach and learn from students outside of their age group. With more opportunities to shine and encourage others, we are excited to see family-like bonds grow stronger each year.
In our Family House model, learners will remain with the same K-5 educators, assistants and administrators from year to year. Each House leadership team is committed to interacting across grade levels, getting to know students years before they arrive in their specific classroom.
Consistent voices and faces help bring a strong level of trust. While your child will still receive a new grade level instructor each year, in most cases they will already have had years of interaction to help both the student and teacher understand how best to relate.
So often, the first time a family meets a teacher is just days or weeks before the school year starts. In our Family House model, we encourage students and families to connect with all House leaders to build rapport. When we all come together in close relationships, our children win.
Anti-racism in Brooklyn Center
Diverse. Inclusive. Courageous.
In Brooklyn Center, we advocate for social, economic and political change to meet the needs of our beautifully eclectic community. And we know that diversity must lead to inclusion if we want to make meaningful progress. So, instead of avoiding discomfort, we work to reject our biases — big or small — by confronting them with ferocity and compassion.