Central to our mission and key to our educational approach are three Learning Goals that guide programming and teaching at El Colegio.
Strong reading, writing and speaking instruction in Spanish and English prepares students to be active participants in their lives, and proactive critical thinkers in the global community – “Para que sus voces sean escuchadas” (so they have a strong voice).
Culture and Creative Expression
The teaching and learning of art and Latino culture prepares students to think critically, express themselves clearly, and see current and historical events from multiple perspectives. They will have self-esteem to create and express their own identity, not only through artistic expression, but also through sharing ideas and solving problems.
Resourcefulness and Leadership
Active engagement in their school and community prepares students to find information, resources, and people to help them reach their goals. They understand issues and effectively work with others to contribute to positive change in their communities anywhere in the world.