Academics

child-centered approachBased on the belief that education is the social justice issue of our time, CPS provides individualized instruction focusing on intellectual, physical and social/emotional development within a safe and diverse learning environment. In the 2013-2014 school year, CPS serves 91 students and 35 alumni, as well as 125 parents. With a student to teacher ratio of 7:1, the CPS curriculum utilizes hands-on, inquiry based learning methods and a holistic curriculum. Core subjects such as literacy, math, and science are complemented by classes in technology, music, and fine arts, as well as diverse activities including swimming, fencing, tennis, martial arts, African drumming, dancing, and chess. Students not only learn to read and write, but to listen, cooperate, and lead.

Collaborating with families to maximize each child’s potential, CPS seeks to build a stronger community for all by graduating intellectually curious, responsible young citizens who possess the tools to thrive in a diverse and dynamic world.

The Independent School Difference

The Independent School DifferenceWhat does it mean that Community Partnership School is an independent school?

An independent school is a special category of non-public school.  Governed by a board of trustees and supported by tuition payments, charitable contributions and endowment revenue. Independent schools are distinct from public and charter schools, which are supported by tax dollars, and parochial schools, which are generally funded by a combination of church dollars and tuition.

All independent schools share one important goal: a commitment to providing an academically challenging environment that educates the whole child and motivates students to achieve their best. This commitment to excellence makes a difference. Independent schools consistently produce graduates who complete college and love learning.

At Community Partnership School, the independent school advantage means that students are working at their own pace in classrooms of no more than fourteen students. For many parts of the school day, the student to teacher ratio is less than seven to one. This type of individual attention encourages each child to discover their true strengths, talents and interests.