• Welcome to the Saint Louis Public Schools Culture and Climate Site!

    Here you will find resources, best practices and interventions that promote a positive and safe school and classroom culture and environment.

    • School climate refers to the school's effects on students, including teaching practices; diversity; and the relationships among administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
    • School culture refers to the way teachers and other staff members work together and the set of beliefs, values, and assumptions they share.
    • A positive school climate and school culture promote students' ability to learn.



    The Culture and Climate Division of the Academic Office, in partnership with the St. Louis Public School’s mission, will effectively collaborate and review districtwide data and procedures to inform and create a more positive school culture and climate by developing a common language with best practices and interventions that impacts and develops a system of excellent schools within Saint Louis Public Schools.


    To be the division that informs, supports and shapes change within schools across the district to promote a more positive school culture and climate for scholars and ultimately, wellness within school-based staff and all stakeholders.

    Our Practices

    We leverage Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social Justice and Restorative Practices, Social-Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Practices and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to support schools and students.