Mission & Vision
To position all children for success in local and global economies through holistic, intellectually inspiring language immersion programs.
In fifteen years the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools network will create change by:
- Strengthening the pipeline of creative, culturally astute leaders prepared for success in post-secondary education institutions
- Increasing St. Louis’ visibility as a preferred community in which to live, work and raise a family by preparing students to prevail in global economic competition
- Promoting intercultural dialogue, altruism and civic pride
Our Core Values
Our core values drive our decision-making for the organization and for each of our schools. They represent our beliefs about who we are and how we operate. Each school may also have individual school values that inform the student experience.
Leadership starts with you: All members of our community are leaders and the diversity of leadership styles is respected throughout the network. Each person is encouraged to communicate their vision, engage in honest discourse and listen to others with the goal of understanding new points of view. How will you lead our community today?
Citizens of the world: We recruit and retain students, educators and advocates who represent the diversity of the region. We are diverse and we are committed to exploring our differences. Despite our differences, we are similar in our desire to create a world in which we are all equally respected.
High expectations for all members of the learning community: We believe that high expectations are reserved not only for student performance, but also for every interaction. Administrators, educators, support staff, families and community partners are held to high standards for their contributions to each school. Students are held to high expectations for their academic performance and personal integrity in both the school and broader global communities.
International awareness: We are mindful in examining and incorporating international best practices into our school design. Similarly, we encourage instructors and students to contextualize local, national and world perspectives when exploring curricular themes.
Think critically: Independent thought and personal exploration inspires our learning. In all of our endeavors, we must question what we learn and why. We foster the curious mind and look for ways to strengthen our questioning techniques. We encourage students to imagine and propose innovative solutions for societal needs.
Personalization: We strive to develop relationships with individual learners in diverse settings, which enable leaders and educators to recognize the unique qualities that each person brings to the community.