Bringing out the full potential of young minds goes beyond academic achievement. It goes beyond textbooks and tests. It's about embracing a forward-thinking approach that nurtures intellect and every student's emotional well-being. That's why the faculty and staff at Creative City prioritize mental health. Our indoor and outdoor classroom environments are designed for K-5 students to blossom.
1. A Holistic Approach to Education:
At Creative City, we understand that a child's mental well-being is intricately linked to their overall success and happiness. That's why we surpass the traditional focus on academics and incorporate a holistic approach to education. We show our K-5 students we care, and offer various resources. And we provide a strong and trusted foundation for a balanced and fulfilling life by nurturing our students' emotional, social, and psychological development.
2. Competent and Compassionate Educators:
Our educators are caring and dedicated to nurturing the whole child. We know we play a pivotal role in promoting student wellness from the moment we walk through the school's door to when the final bell rings. Our highly qualified, experienced and genuinely passionate teachers care about each child's well-being; we make sure our classrooms are nurturing and supportive environments where students feel safe to express themselves. Our staff teaches students emotional intelligence and how to voice their concerns appropriately. We empower our young scholars to navigate challenges and develop resilience by fostering strong teacher-student relationships.
3. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL):
Social-emotional learning is at the core of our educational framework--right along with interactive, play and place-based learning. Through SEL, we equip our students with essential life skills, such as self-awareness, empathy, problem-solving, and relationship-building. Our curriculum mixes activities and discussions that promote self-reflection and effective communication. We empower students with these skills, enabling them to manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions.
4. Mindfulness and Stress Management:
Teaching children how to manage stress and cultivate mindfulness is essential. At Creative City, we incorporate mindfulness practices into our daily K-5 public school routines. Students love our breathing exercises and "mindful moments." These instances teach our elementary students the importance of being present, focusing on attention, and regulating emotions. These techniques are perfect for stress reduction and enhancing overall well-being.
5. Supportive Community:
Our tuition-free charter school thrives on the strength of our community. We're an anchor in Baltimore and proudly foster a warm, inclusive, and supportive environment where students, parents, and educators work together as partners. Our email blasts, texts and social media posts ensure parents stay informed about their child's progress and can actively participate in their education. We also offer resources for parents and caregivers to understand mental health better and provide support at home.
Creative City equips students with the skills and tools necessary for a successful life foundation by prioritizing mental health. Our holistic approach, compassionate educators, social-emotional learning, mindfulness practices, and supportive community create a nurturing environment where students can blossom beautifully. We'd love for you to join us!
For more information about our school and open and tuition-free K-5 enrollment, visit: https://www.creativecityschool.org/.
About Creative City Public Charter School
Creative City Public Charter School is a dynamic K-5 elementary school with caring educators. We engage our students in a placed-based learning environment using the city of Baltimore as a cultural and civic foundation. Our approach is creative yet challenging; and our tuition-free public school encourages out-of-the-box thinking alongside the pursuit of each student’s personal, highest academic potential. Enroll your child today!