Our Approach

History worth teaching

We empower students and communities with the tools and knowledge they need to shape their future.

Diversity is at the heart of everything we do.

Our students’ differences are celebrated.

Our educational approach seeks to uncover the gifts and talents of students so that they can reach their fullest potential. This means recognizing that each child has unique talents, learning styles, and personalities. 

We also recognize that systems in place have historically interrupted accessibility to high-quality education for many. This is why our focus is on closing the equity gap by providing everything students need to be the leaders they were born to be.

our focus on Families

It Takes A Village Family of Schools roots our philosophy in the understanding that all systems, communities, and families are connected. Our family support staff and community partnerships work hand in hand to ensure our families have everything they need for our students to succeed.

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Grow roots through GrassRoots Campaigns

Through their participation, students develop essential leadership skills by thinking critically and working together to help solve a societal problem that is affecting individuals in their community.

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Transcend the city through our World Scholars Program

At Village Leadership Academy, our students’ education foundation is expanded through a year-long exploration of the socio-cultural, political, and economic histories of a Community of Focus.

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Become Empowered Through Social Justice Education at ITAV’s Freedom School

Through their curriculum centered on social justice, Freedom Schools teach students about their rights, encourage civic engagement, and promote activism. By empowering young minds with knowledge and critical consciousness, these schools are catalysts for change within their communities.

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