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St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS)

Mission, Beliefs and Parameters

Our Mission

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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.

Beliefs

We believe:

  • 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.

Parameters

  • 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.