the james & grace lee boggs school

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inspired by James and Grace Lee Boggs

The mission of the James and Grace Lee Boggs School is to nurture creative, critical thinkers who contribute to the well-being of their communities. The school will be opening in September 2013 with kindergarten through fourth grade classes.

The Boggs School is committed to re-imagining education in Detroit.

Our Guiding Principles


Our ultimate end must be the creation of the beloved community.
– Martin Luther King Jr.

Humans are social by nature, and connected to one another through our interactions and the spaces we occupy. Our lives are interrelated through dependence on one another. Community is the manifestation of this dependence.

Our students will understand that, even as children, they are vital members of multiple communities and therefore have the opportunity and responsibility to contribute to them. By nurturing a sense of belonging to community and accepting a responsibility within it, we will foster an environment where students learn to become empowered members of society. From their classrooms to the expanding global community, students will develop their academic skills and a social consciousness by identifying community needs, proposing and mapping out innovative solutions, and putting realistic plans into practice.

In this sense, the community itself is also a classroom. Conscientious participation in our communities deepens the humanity of our students and all others in our school community.


Back to Your Senses: The James and Grace Lee Boggs School



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