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Start:ME Accelerator Opens Doors for Purpose Built Schools Families

DeAndrea Byrd began making specialty tutus on the weekend to entertain her young daughters while she worked in her salon. “I just made them to keep my kids busy while I worked with clients on Saturdays,” says DeAndrea. “But then clients saw the tutus and started making special requests. I began selling themed-tutus for holidays,… Continue Reading →

Mindful Life Project Brings Mindfulness to the Classroom

JG Larochette knows firsthand how anxiety, depression and stress from trauma can overtake someone’s life. As a successful elementary school teacher in South Richmond, CA, JG cared deeply for his students, and like many teachers, absorbed their trauma as he struggled to provide a healthy learning environment. “In 2011, I tried to push through sleepless… Continue Reading →

Partnership school model puts students on path to success

Atlanta’s partnership with Purpose Built Schools broke new ground for both APS and Georgia. Jovan Miles, principal of Thomasville Heights Elementary School, shared the benefits of the partnership school model in a guest column on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s education blog, Get Schooled. Continue Reading →

Why We Choose Purpose

From Carver to Price, Slater to Thomasville Heights, our team of educators have a passion for turning around schools, impacting families and our community, and deliberately changing the trajectory of students. But with this work comes challenges. Life inside a turnaround school is incredibly meaningful, but there are daily obstacles that each of our teachers… Continue Reading →

The Price Green Squad Takes Action To Help The Environment

The Price Middle School Green Squad helps students see themselves as change agents. Every Friday morning, the group meets to learn lessons about the environment and what is happening around the world. “The Green Squad is a great example of why Purpose Built Schools invests in enriching programs beyond the classroom,” says Luqman Abdur-Rahman, principal… Continue Reading →

Carver Students Participate in Internship and Mentoring Programs

Xavier Morgan, a senior at Carver STEAM Academy, knew that he wanted to make the most out of his time in high school. He decided to take advantage of Purpose Built Schools’ Internship Program to prepare himself for the future. He signed up for the program and indicated his interest in learning about city politics.… Continue Reading →