• Our schools are places where teamwork & collaboration are practiced and valued.
  • Our students are taught to think critically & creatively.
  • Our students learn to stand up for what they believe to be right.

The James Baldwin School is a small, community-minded, college preparatory public school serving 9-12 grade transfer students from across the City. It is our mission to provide a philosophical and practical education for all students, an education that features creativity and inquiry, encourages habitual reading and productivity, as well as self-reflection and meaningful thought. This mission can best be accomplished in a school that is a democratic community.

We agree with James Baldwin that with self-awareness, love and courage, adults and young people can join together to “make America what America must become” – a more democratic and just society.

“It is your responsibility to change society if you think of yourself as an educated person.”

—James Baldwin

81% of our 2014 graduates were accepted to college!

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