The mission of Patterson Park Public Charter School, Inc. is to empower the school community - through a whole-child educational approach in a diverse, community-centered learning environment - to be stewards of an equitable future.
Life-long learners, healthy families, and strong neighborhoods.
OUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL
As a Community School, PPPCS creates a network of partnerships with other community resources that promote student achievement and family and community well-being. Our integrated focus on academics, enrichment, health and social supports, youth and community development, recreation, employment, adult education and family engagement leads to student success, stronger families and healthy communities.
PPPCS is a community-founded school devoted to a whole-child education philosophy and driven to academic excellence in a diverse setting. We are committed to the values of:
- Excellence: Challenging every child to excel using interdisciplinary, thematic, hands-on instruction that infuses the arts and fosters creativity and critical thinking.
- Wellness: Providing a safe environment to maintain and improve the physical, mental, social, and emotional health of every child and family.
- Identity: Encouraging every child’s identity development through personal growth and an understanding of historical contexts of race, gender, and other expressions of self.
- Love: Cultivating a network of committed, caring individuals and strengthening family and community structures that support healthy interpersonal relationships.
Charter schools are independent public schools that are allowed to be more innovative and are held accountable for improved student achievement. The Maryland General Assembly passed the Charter School Act of 2003 “…to establish an alternative means within the existing public school system in order to provide innovative learning opportunities and creative educational approaches to improve the education of students.”