Mission, Beliefs, and Parameters
The mission of the St. Louis Language Immersion School, an innovative, diverse, socially-conscious, public charter school, is to develop empathetic, high-achieving, bilingual, globally-minded students by providing a rigorous academic foundation that fosters critical thinking and problem solving.
All children can and do learn.
Adults can and do learn.
In equitable outcomes and we believe needs vary.
Empathy builds community and community builds empathy.
Every person is unique and we can learn from each other’s differences.
When we collaborate as a community all students succeed.
Students, parents, families, and staff comprise our school community.
Reflection and mindfulness promote growth.
Communication can bring peace to the family and the world.
Learning another language opens up opportunities.
All individuals deserve respect.
All individuals have intrinsic value.
Celebration is necessary to define who we are and what we value.
Diversity strengthens us and can enhance our learning and understanding.
Risk and change are necessary to improve.
To succeed, one must risk failing.
Honest dialogue about oppression is essential.
Education is necessary for an equitable and ethical society.
In making all decisions through a lens of intentional inclusion.
Data inform us.
There are basic human needs.
Critical thinking and leadership skills are vital.
We will evaluate all procedures for efficiency and effectiveness.
We will not initiate anything new without prioritizing, clarifying, and communicating expectations to all relevant stakeholders.
We will make all decisions based on the best interests of the student.
We will not expect high quality implementations without high quality training.