Our Vision-Mission-Philosophy

Woodlawn’s educational philosophy is based on the Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) Virtues of Ma’at and the Nguzo Saba, or the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. The virtues are also the foundation of our school rules:¬† Respect self. Respect others. Respect the environment.

Our Vision:

To develop in our children, academic excellence in Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Technology use.

To develop an integrated curriculum that fosters a strong sense of self through an African-centered curriculum, Responsive Classroom, and the cultural Arts.

Our Mission:

To continue a strong sense of school community through increased parental involvement and enhanced partnerships in the Woodlawn community and beyond.

At Woodlawn Community School (WCS), we provide a nurturing environment of trust, ownership, and belonging to our home-school-community partnership. Our African-centered curriculum is child-centered, and developmentally appropriate, for, it enables each student to experience success and have access to current informational technology on a daily basis, .

Woodlawn children learn to define, create a range of opportunities for, and speak for themselves. The Woodlawn Community School has high social and academic expectations for each student.