Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School is a learning center that cultivates self-determined learners through an African American Immersion learning experience that equips them with the academic, socio-emotional, and life skills necessary to excel in a global economy and improve the conditions of their communities.
- Scholarship: We study to prepare ourselves for exemplary performance and aim for mastery in all subjects.
- Peace: We practice and promote nonviolence through listening, dialogue, and reconciliation.
- Justice: We take a stand against words and actions that harm others and work together to right all wrongs.
- Equality: We honor the dignity of each person and work to provide access to opportunities for all to succeed.
- Courage: We pursue our goals in spite of our fears and the threat of failure.
- Community: We make room for all people, embracing their uniqueness and welcoming their support, ideas, and gifts.
- Service: We give the very best of our knowledge, talents, and gifts to make our environment and our world better.
Restoring Hope in the Dream!
- We believe that all children will learn.
- We believe that change is necessary.
- We believe that all students must love and trust themselves.
- We recognize that it takes the entire community to raise a child.
- We value cooperation over competition and action instead of passivity.
- We understand that we must continue to embrace our African-American heritage through the process of an Afro-Centered Curriculum.
- We believe that it’s our turn to change the world!
The African-American Immersion Program Mission Statement
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 School African-American Immersion Program will provide an African-American centered curriculum that promotes positive self-esteem, high academic achievement, and prepares students for the technological world of work in the 21st century.
About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 School
With an African-American centered curriculum, we serve students in kindergarten through grade 8. Our hard-working staff promotes high academic achievement among students while equipping them with positive self-esteem. At Dr. King School, students receive the support they need through the collaboration of our compassionate parents, dedicated teachers and supportive community members.
With a curricular focus on the integration of African-American history and culture across subject areas, our school offers students a unique learning opportunity. The entire school climate embraces the rich traditions of the African-American culture, reminding students to value their heritage while respecting the customs of other groups of people. We compare our African-American centered curriculum with the roots of a tree – lessons run deep into the past and provide nourishment for the present.
At Dr. King School, we value our families and the crucial role they play in each child’s educational success. We work with our families to plan together, analyze student achievement data and discuss intervention strategies for students so they focus on performing at their maximum potential. We appreciate the input of our families and encourage parents to stay involved in their child’s education by volunteering and attending Dr. King School Council and PTO meetings.
Students are encouraged to participate in the many extracurricular activities offered through our extraordinary learning program. From basketball and cheerleading to Imani dancing, choir or peer tutoring, extracurricular activities afford students the opportunity to develop interests in new activities and to realize their natural abilities. Team sports and clubs also allow peers to work together to achieve a common goal as they develop new friendships, learn good sportsmanship and stay mentally and physically fit.
Dr. King School’s outstanding community partners provide generous contributions that enhance student achievement. These long-term partners offer our students unique learning experiences outside of the classroom as well as new programs in which they can participate in order to advance their knowledge on real-world issues. From field trips to classroom visits, our community partners support our students by believing in their talents and ability to succeed.