We live in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world. As parents of two young children who value both diversity and academic excellence, my husband and I wanted to find a school for them that reflected the reality of our rapidly globalizing world, encouraged them to think of themselves as world citizens, and imbued them with the values and intellectual skills that would help them become caring and successful adults. We found that school in Alice Birney Elementary.
Birney is an International Baccalaureate elementary school, located in the mid-city neighborhood of University Heights. International Baccalaureate schools seek to develop “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect” while maintaining high academic standards. I have watched my children thrive academically and personally at Birney, learning about tolerance and how to peacefully resolve conflicts while at the same time conquering a challenging curriculum comprised Continue reading “Letter from the Foundation President”