"The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
CLCS schools are progressive learning communities that place the learner at the center of the educational process.
We create empowering environments that awaken the seeds of potential within learners and nurture them into flowering.
We go beyond state standards and curriculum, delving into deeper knowledge and understandings to create critical thinkers and lifelong learners.
CLCS manages two public charter schools in Alameda, California. Though based on a similar model of student empowerment, project-based learning and participation in a democratic community, each school has its own "personality" and culture.
Click on a school logo below to visit that school's website and get a sense of what makes it special...