About Us

Our Mission

Empowering networks of learners to connect with their passions and build agency to impact their world.

Our Vision

At Building 21, we believe that ALL students are resilient with unique gifts and talents and have a desire to succeed. We create a safe, equitable, and caring environment where ALL community members feel valued. By personalizing learning and engaging students in rigorous, relevant, and real world experiences, students can tap into their passions and make a positive impact on the world around them.

We achieve our vision by focusing on the following areas:

  • Relationships are at the core of everything that we do
  • Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice
  • Personalized Learning Pathways
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Growth Mindset: Feedback and Reflection

Our Core Values

Power is the ability to achieve purpose.  We believe in our individual and collective ability to realize positive change through the just exercise of power.

Non-judgmental attention to the present moment enables us to look at ourselves honestly.  We believe this purposeful reflection promotes empathy towards ourselves and others.

Learning involves the connection of ideas, information, people and experiences.   We seek to find and build upon the points of connection in ourselves and in our community.
Our actions impact our lives and the lives of others.  We challenge and support each other to consider, understand, and own the effects of our actions.

Risk-taking is a critical part of learning.  We celebrate the courage necessary for taking risks and persevering through setbacks and failures.

Clarity of intentions, expectations, and feedback ensures that everyone has the power to advance their goals.  We strive to be open and honest in all of our communication.