We believe in our students
Our students come to us with unlimited potential, and we are committed to helping them unlock that potential.
We are committed to equity and racial justice
We work to disrupt false narratives about how economically disadvantaged children and children of color learn.
We engage the whole child
We believe in enrichment opportunities, social-emotional learning, and wraparound supports alongside relevant and authentic project-based instruction.
We recognize the interconnection of schools and neighborhoods
We believe great schools bring their work to life in contributing to safe, stable, vibrant, and empowered communities.
We build bridges to the community
We believe our schools and communities are stronger together, and we build bridges to parents, students, and stakeholders.
We get things done, well
We believe success requires getting things done, and we value doing things with excellence.
We value our people
We invest in the personal and professional development of our people and in building a diverse, inclusive, and supportive culture.
Purpose Built Schools Atlanta Strategic Plan
The goal of this recent strategic planning process was primarily to provide direction to the organization in achieving that improvement and sustainability over the next three to five years, with an imperative to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic in a stronger position.REVIEW THE FULL STRATEGIC PLAN
The 2021-22 school year was the fourth full year of operating the complete PreK – 12 pipeline of schools, which includes Slater Elementary School, Price Middle School, Carver STEAM Academy, and previously, Thomasville Heights Elementary School. By offering this complete PreK – 12 trajectory, we provide a consistent, positive experience for students as they make their way through grade school.
In Progress with Purpose, we look back at the many gains our schools have made. The APS-PBSA partnership has resulted in strong student growth, more stable schools with student-centered cultures and increased caregiver engagement, and unprecedented equity-based investments.Read Report