Service learning and leadership are essential components of life at City. Students are continually engaging as global citizens and doing good in their communities.
In late October, students made their voices heard at a State Senate hearing discussing the topic of charter school authorization. Students spoke at the rally in downtown Los Angeles to advocate for charter schools and were even featured on the news.
The City School staff and Students #RISEUP to oppose SB 808 anti-charter school legislation. Our kids take action, do you?Posted by The City School on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
In November, Students organized and hosted City School’s 5th Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast for people who are homeless and/or in need. Students and families volunteered their time and efforts on Thanksgiving morning, feeding and handing out backpacks to over 100 guests that day. This was the largest turn-out we have had in our five years of hosting. Our students did an excellent job of preparing for the event, gathering donations, and distributing flyers in the community. During the event students were gracious hosts to our guests, welcoming them, serving them, and most importantly taking the time to talk, visit and eat with our guests. It was a heart-warming and memorable morning, particularly as this year, one of the breakfast attendees left artwork as a gift to the school to say “thank you” in his own way. Dennis, a veteran who stays in the area, painted a mural on the front wall to remind us to “keep dreaming” and that kindness and gratitude are truly powerful.
In the past year, our students led and participated in numerous projects in service of people, animals, and the environment. They partnered with organizations like School on Wheels
providing backpacks and supplies for homeless students, and they collected and distributed toiletries at Lavamae
, an organization that provides showers to those that are homeless. They cleaned up beaches and raised money for animals in shelters. In each instance, students had an opportunity to engage, build empathy with others who are different from themselves, and to listen in a meaningful way. Their commitment and service even earned The City School recognition from WE
, an international organization focused on making the world a better place. City students have been chosen to be featured in segment on ABC talking about WE Day and their service project(s) for 2018, stay tuned for more in the spring of 2018!
In 2016-17, The City School (6-8) was one of the highest performing middle schools in Los Angeles, both in English Language Arts and Math.
Additionally, graduates from The City School have been enrolling in prestigious and diverse high schools: 21% to charters, 25% to private schools, 21% to Magnet programs, 27% to comprehensive high schools, and 7% to religious schools. We consistently hear back from their high schools that they are highly prepared for success. So many high schools want our kids, we had more than 15 schools at our annual high school fair, where families can learn about all of the high school options they have.