OUR SOCIAL JUSTICE APPROACH
At AoA, our academic program and school culture are informed by, and aligned to, an anti-bias approach. In anti bias education (ABE) children learn to be proud of who they are, to respect human difference, to recognize bias, and to stand up for what is right. ABE filters into everything that we do and informs not only our social studies program but also our bi-weekly assemblies, our classroom libraries, the curriculum that we chose, how we interact with our families, and so much more. Our graduates will leave our school with a sense of community that transcends the traditional borders of race, culture, gender, and socioeconomic status. Through a rich social studies focus and a comprehensive approach to educating the whole child, we aim to equip all of our students with the skills and perspectives necessary to become fully engaged members of their communities.