Big & Little buddies
Community building: The intentional integration of La Paz’s socioeconomically, academically, and culturally diverse learning community provides the foundation for the academic and socioemotional successes at the school.
Experience the power of carefully modeled programs designed to increase Cross-Cultural Competence and Socioemotional Skills including: circular morning meeting, big buddies, mindfulness, growth mindset, and problem solving strategies.
Community Meeting – daily morning meetings attended by most or all of the students/teachers and open to the public; provides a forum for: making announcements; recognizing students, teachers and community members; sharing individual and class work/projects; reflecting; public speaking; building community
Project Based Learning
Learning by doing gives students the opportunity to explore topics in a student-centered way that empowers them to take ownership of and give relevance to the content
La Paz’s academic program emphasizes the use of individual and group projects to effectively access the curricular content.
The La Paz Anchor Projects and Creativity, Activity and Service program enrich the experiential learning at La Paz through both community service and environmental stewardship.
Ruta La Paz
This event will benefit a truly life-altering cause, The La Paz Community School Scholarship Program. This program has helped over 50 children including 6 graduates enjoy the enrichment of the La Paz preK-12 Dual Immersion International Baccalaureate program. The scholarship program is a donor-funded initiative that is aimed at identifying underprivileged children in our communities and offering them a world-class education. This program matches donors directly to individual students to ensure the success of the student and to provide a tangible and direct connection between you, the donor, and the money you donate.
At the end of each five or six week theme, students display their work in or near their classroom during a designated "museum" hour. Parents and students from other grade levels rotate through to view the work and interact with students, asking questions and learning more about their thematic projects. This provides an authentic opportunity for students to showcase their hard work and they are extra motivated to produce exemplary work because they know there will be an audience!