We believe that TRUST, SAFETY, SUPPORT and HONESTY represent the basic ingredients of a healthy connection
We believe that all humans possess PASSION
We believe that JOY is derived from human passion
We believe that EMPATHY is a connection-building and marketable skill
We believe RESPONSIBILITY embodies our commitment to self, and others
We believe that appropriate CHALLENGE is the basis of all great learning
We believe that CREATIVITY is a lens to solve problems
We believe that RISK-TAKING and MISTAKES are learning opportunities
We believe that COLLABORATION and NETWORKS are launch pads for success
DREAM-MAKING represents the alignment of passion and purpose
We believe that people learn by DOING
We believe that doing is difficult, and creation is EMPOWERING
We believe that GROWTH represents individual adaptation to adversity
We believe that REFLECTING about where you are is as important as the process of getting there
What is the u school?
The U School high school experience will center learning on a process called "design thinking," an approach to creative problem-solving that begins with understanding the needs of the user. At The U School, students will become "urban designers" who solve real-world problems in their communities through planning, research, dreaming, and testing their ideas. Through these project-based learning experiences, students will gain 21st century expertise as well as strong foundations in core subject areas that will be connected as interdisciplinary courses, such as "Urban Ecology" which brings together learning objectives from the fields of science, social studies, and mathematics.
Where is the U school located?
The U School will open in the old Ferguson building at 2000 N. 7th Street (7th and Norris).