Mission and Core Values

The mission of The Co-op School is to inspire passion and teach children to become protagonists in their own educational journey by fostering their innate sense of curiosity and creativity. The Co-op School facilitates joyful learning through a unique and rigorous constructivist approach that listens to and honors the individual interests and strengths of each child. The Co-op School doesn’t just belong to the students and educators, but extends to the family community as a whole. It belongs to those who participate in it, and is a more resilient and creative place because of it.

We, The Co-op School, believe in the following Core Values:


We value and nurture the strength of character it takes to work together as a team, to be an individual, to respect differences of opinions, and have the ability to empathize with others.


We value and nurture the confidence that leads to risk taking, problem solving, and taking pride in one’s own point of view.


We value and nurture curiosity, imagination, creativity, experimentation and perseverance when faced with challenges.

Community Action

We value and nurture an overall awareness, respect and care for our surroundings, community and environment.


We value and nurture the courage and heart it requires to be anti-racist in our speech and actions, and exemplify this through the conversations we have and the work we do in and out of our classrooms.


We value and nurture the simple joy of playing, learning, and friendship-making.