A “community school” starts by honoring the individual.
When PSCS was created in 1994 we were very mindful about what to name the school. We settled on “community school” because of the value we place on having both a strong internal community and connections to the greater community beyond.
We start with the individual at the center, but we also want students to understand their relationship to their peers, staff, volunteers, and parents involved in the school.
We’ve built neighborhood partnerships and collaborations through community service projects that are designed to help students appreciate that the world is bigger than they might think.