Our Ethos are the foundation of everything we do at LEAD.
They provide a common understanding of expectations and behaviors for all of our students, families, teachers and staff members.
We are preparing LEADers who can thrive academically, socially and emotionally. That’s what it means to be READY FOR LIFE.
OUR ETHOS: I LEAD because…
The LEAD Difference
We believe in holding all of our students to high academic standards — and in creating a joyful, safe environment where students can accomplish their goals and be proud of their work.
We place a high priority on intentional relationship building so every student feels connected and known at school. We believe a growth mindset is key to developing world-class scholars who develop the habits and grit to succeed. We have a commitment to daily excellence and strive for the best for our scholars and community.
There are many ways strive to create this culture at LEAD, including:
A dedicated small-group time where students gather to discuss their progress and any challenges and find consistent support from a staff member and fellow students. Students focus on social and emotional skills like conflict resolution, study skills and teamwork.
Each year, we flip the script on parent-teacher conferences. Students lead the conversation by providing an update to a teacher or family member on their goals and progress. It builds ownership of their academic goals and confidence in professional communication environments.
College Seminar and Counseling
Beginning in middle school, students have the opportunity to visit college campuses to learn about different college programs and choices and begin exploring the best fit to help them achieve their goals. Once in 9th grade, all students participate in College Seminar, a dedicated time to prepare students for what happens beyond graduation, so they can pursue their goals and thrive.
Extracurriculars, Clubs and Athletics
A well-rounded education helps students develop their skills and interests and enriches their learning inside the classroom. All of our campuses offer different opportunities for students — from research opportunities, spoken word workshops, art shows, band, foreign languages, after school clubs and more.