What is African-centered Education?
Short answer: African-centered Education is a
process that equips a student to meet the
challenges and solve the problems that affect
African, or Black, people.
Do the children learn about other things besides
Africa and Black History?
Yes. We have all the same core subjects as other public
We’re in America. Why is there a need for an
Mounting research evidences the need for Black
people in America to reclaim positive African
identity and culture, The community’s response
supports this; we’ve gone from 140 to over 400
students by the end of our 2nd year, and have
maintained that enrollment ever since.
Does the school have a dress code?
Students are encouraged to wear African attire
any day of the week. Otherwise, wearing a school
uniform is necessary- navy or khaki bottoms and
navy, light blue or white shirt, belt, & shoes that
cover the whole foot.
Does the school practice African spirituality?
We are a public school. We do not embrace nor
endorse any spiritual / religious expression.
Does the school teach hate?
No. Our school teaches us to love and work to improve ourselves, families, communities,
neighborhoods, nations, race, and world.
Is the school only for Black people?
No. We do have non-African, non-Black students and staff.
Is it true the school doesn’t observe mainstream holidays?
Yes. Please see our website for a more complete
explanation of our holiday philosophy, schedule