Mission & Vision
Our Mission: The Intergenerational Schools connect, create and guide a multigenerational community of lifelong learners and spirited citizens.
Our Vision: The Intergenerational Schools are successful Intergenerational Learning Communities that are transforming Cleveland, and the world, into a better and more equitable global community. The Intergenerational Schools will serve as a model to encourage and assist other communities to create similar learning environments.
Our Intergenerational Approach
Our educational model was born from the desire to create a school that honored and respected children and enabled them to each learn in a time frame and manner that suited their individual capabilities. To do this meant rejecting age as the single most important factor in organizing the educational environment and experiences.
Our schools were founded on two mainstay principles:
• Learning is a lifelong developmental process
• Knowledge is socially constructed
These principles are translated into a developmental curriculum based on five stages of learning, rather than arbitrary age- and calendar-based grade levels. Students progress through the stages based on demonstrated mastery of learning objectives. Student success is the constant; the time needed to accomplish that success is the variable.