SO·CIAL JUS·TICE

a designed response to systems of inequity by creating an inclusive and equitable world.

We are empowering and preparing young people to design those responses. 
We believe in love, learning, and liberty.  
We are the Social Justice School. 

The Social Justice School is a new 5th - 8th school opening in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2020.

Mission

Our mission is to catalyze an integrated community of middle-school learners to be scholar-activists who are designers of a more just world. In order to design a more just world, our students require an education that embraces and lives out a set of core beliefs about what it means to be human. 

WHAT THIS MEANS

The SJS Community will proudly reflect the diversity of America — racially and socioeconomically diverse, integrated, democratic, and problem-solving. Students, teachers, and parents develop a passion for social justice and are empowered to identify needs and enact change in their school, community, and the world. Our academic model is rooted in social justice, built around culturally responsive learning, keeps learning active through expeditionary learning, and empowers students with design thinking projects.

What makes the Social Justice School unique?

CREW

A tight-knit crew, like homeroom, but way better: 1 adult mentor, 6 students, discuss everything from politics to Kendrick Lamar.

EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING

Life also happens outside of the classroom, and we believe learning should too = field trips and community-centered projects

LIBERATORY DESIGN THINKING

If Google does it, we think our students should get to as well. Students research, solve real world problems, and stay woke.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

We are building a culture of inclusiveness; our community is intentionally integrated across ethnicity, class, and home language.

"At the Social Justice School, you step out of your comfort zone and meet new people and that normally doesn’t happen in my other school...Plus we get to build things every day with design thinking. I LOVE IT!"

– Student who participated in SJS’s Freedom Academy Summer Program

AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM SJS LEADERSHIP: 

We welcome

ALL races
ALL religions
ALL countries of origin
ALL sexual orientations
ALL genders

We stand with you.
You are safe here.