Our Mission

 

The PSC experience is built upon the vision of a truly integrated school—racially, ethnically, economically and academically—that leads toward developing a just and equal society.

 

Students develop the social/emotional skills as well as the academic skills to collaborate and work with students from all backgrounds.

 

Recognizing that building a strong sense of community across all backgrounds is challenging, PSC is a small school with small classes. Teachers know thier students well and work with them to develop thier social and emotional skills in the weekly Circles program.

 

Clear strategies for identifying each student’s academic needs are also developed within and across grade levels to ensure that each student grows and attains his or her promise. The small number of students in each grade level and the small number of students in each class ensure that all teachers know all students and can address individual needs as well as facilitate interactions among students.

 

The PSC middle school experience will prepare all students for a rigorous high school curriculum and the high school prepares all graduates for college. Just as importantly, the PSC experience creates socially aware students who can serve as ambassadors and leaders of a pluralistic society as they become young adults.