Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. - Socrates

At Kindle Education, we believe that a new model of school is required to meet the demands of the 21st century. Each morning starts in small groups where learners set personalized goals with the support of a caring adult and a team of peers. Throughout the day, youth collaborate to explore various learning pathways, solve complex problems, and craft meaningful projects in pursuit of their goals. Our curriculum emphasizes core academic disciplines as well as holistic, whole child development.

Over the course of each year, our school community partners with the larger Jersey City community through change-making initiatives designed and led by youth. By the time they graduate, learners in our intentionally diverse community have the purpose, individuality, and community necessary to successfully navigate the world and build a better future.


All curriculum and student data will be housed in an online learning platform, giving students and families access anywhere, at any time. Classrooms will be supported by full-time tutors who work alongside teachers to provide personalized support.
OUR VISION
is to spark liberation, self-actualization, and the renewal of our common world.

OUR MISSION
is to cultivate an equitable community of purposeful individuals who are prepared to navigate our current world and build our future.

OUR WORK

begins as a 6th-12th grade public charter school in Jersey City, NJ. We seek to launch in the fall of 2023.

PURPOSE
We understand our why and possess the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue it.


INDIVIDUALITY
We develop unique identities, learn from difference, and exercise personal agency to shape our lives.


EQUITABLE COMMUNITY
We collaborate and care for one another in order to fortify our communities and catalyze change.

DESIGN PRINCIPLES

HOLISTIC EXPLORATION

We prioritize intellectual, physical, social-emotional, and spiritual education. We develop as well-rounded human beings prepared to apply our studies to real-world settings.

LEARNER AS DRIVER

All members of our community are learners who set personalized goals, use individualized strategies, and take responsibility for our success with the aid of a coach. Our support systems adapt based on the unique needs of each learner, providing more structure or agency for those who need it.

CHALLENGING WORK

We know that the world is a challenging place and that we need concrete content knowledge and skills to achieve our goals. We employ a rigorous standards-aligned curriculum and maintain high academic expectations for all.

KNOWLEDGE CO-CREATION

Our learning process is grounded in strong relationships and mutual respect. We utilize dialogue, feedback, inquiry, projects, and other collaborative forms of education to reach our goals. We are curious collaborators and facilitators of the learning process.

INTEGRATION BY DESIGN

We are an integrated community of diverse students and staff. We challenge and support one another to learn from and across differences. Our curricula, policies, and practices are reflective of and responsive to the diversity of our community.



Contact Us
info@KindleEducation.org
201.688.0681


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info@kindleeducation.org