About

Kindezi is a community of public schools with small classes led by great teachers.  We provide a life-changing education, filled with love and rigor, that enables all children to thrive. We believe that every child has an innate worth and value and the right to reach their full potential. 

We currently operate three schools within Atlanta Public Schools (APS):

“Kindezi” is a Bantu word which describes the act by which a community educates, loves, and values every child.

OUR MISSION

To transform public education in Atlanta by providing more students—including those with the highest needs—access to a genius-awakening education, built on family-sized classrooms, scholarly excellence, socioeconomic integration, and holistic growth.

OUR VISION

We envision a future in which:

  1. Each child knows they have an innate worth, value, and the right to look forward to exciting futures full of opportunity.
  2. Students are empowered holistically to succeed in colleges, careers, and in improving our world for the sake of future generations.
  3. Families of all backgrounds benefit from, enjoy, and understand the societal importance of going to school together in interconnected, diverse school communities.

OUR MODEL

Family-sized classes: Opportunities for differentiation and authentic, deep relationships
Excellent teaching: Highly selective hiring, high-quality development, and career pathways
Challenge and support: Rigorous expectations with caring, individualized support
Community and relationships: Time to build community and connectedness
Racial and socio-economic diversity: All students learn from each other and thrive
Holistic data-driven: Academic and non-academic data drive decision-making

OUR GOALS

All Students Learning: All students will acquire the academic, cognitive, and communication skills necessary to be successful in college, career, and leadership. 
Academic Ownership: All students will develop the self-awareness, self-knowledge, enthusiasm, and engagement to be an advocate for their own academic growth.
Culture and Social-Emotional Learning: All students will build the social-emotional skills and habits that empower them to attain ambitious goals and exhibit the Kindezi values.
Community Connectedness: All students will engage in a joyous, warm, connected community of families, staff, peers, and partners that positions each student to be an advocate for themselves and their community.