Community Roots Academy (CRA) mission is to be a premier project-based school where children are deliberately taught to see the connections between their formal education and the world. CRA will provide a safe environment where students learn to combine curiosity with application to develop 21st century skills that will empower them to think independently, to solve problems creatively, to articulate their ideas and to work productively while collaborating with diverse people.
CRA is a learning community with rigorous academic standards. We are dedicated to building strong relationships between all of our members. We are a learning environment that embodies the 21st century values we teach and practice. Collaboration, creativity, adaptability, reflection and evaluation are embedded in the CRA philosophy, governance, curriculum and daily operations. CRA supports and values children’s different learning styles and reaches all students through meaningful project-based curriculum. Our educators collaborate with community-based organizations to create learning experiences to build efficacy, confidence, empathy, a sense of purpose and connections to the real world. CRA is a place to learn about whom we are and empowers us to grow into the individuals we aspire to be. CRA students graduate as independent thinkers, responsible citizens and active community members.