Celebration of Diversity:

  • We take initiative to listen and learn from individual stories.

  • We draw connections out of diversity of thought.

  • We pay homage to our differences.

  • We foster an equitable environment where all people feel welcome.

Choice & Accountability

  • We recognize that everyone is an individual lifelong learner.

  • We empower individuals to be part of the decision-making process.

  • We expect all individuals to seek excellence in pursuit of our mission and vision.

  • We adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards.


  • We embrace the notion of constant change among those served and how we serve them.

  • We continually evaluate the status quo and are open to new ideas and approaches.

  • We strongly encourage initiative and creativity in all that we do.

  • We foster an environment that values and supports innovation.

Interpersonal Skills

  • We will be respectful to all.

  • We will be thoughtful, empathetic, and responsive in our communication (verbal, body language, and written).

  • We will serve our students, families, and each other with compassion and courtesy.

  • We will model a high level of emotional intelligence and self-regulation.

Joyful, Independent Learning

  • We celebrate everyone’s independent learning journey.

  • We cultivate an environment where all individuals feel safe, supported, and empowered to do their best.

  • We will foster a non-judgmental and nurturing environment that is free from bullying and harassment.

  • We work collaboratively across boundaries to create joyful experiences.


  • We behave ethically in all that we do.

  • We do what we say we’ll do.

  • We are guided in our relationships by trust, candor, and honesty.

  • We hold ourselves to the highest personal and professional standards.

Shared & Responsible Use of Resources

  • We are not wasteful.

  • We expect everyone to be a steward of our public and private resources.

  • We are committed to providing what our learning communities need and to long-term sustainability.

  • We are vigilant in developing, utilizing, and accounting for our human and financial resources.

Work Ethic

  • We are dedicated to the organization’s mission and vision.

  • We constantly seek to achieve higher levels of performance, productivity, and quality.

  • We continually go beyond the expected.

  • We don’t give up.


Intergenerational Schools are a top choice in public education for Greater Cleveland families. We foster joyful and independent academic and social-emotional learning that allows students and mentors to excel both individually and together in one equitable community. As innovative and progressive educators, we are catalysts and collaborators in improving public education that transforms Cleveland.

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