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What Viola Davis Can Teach Us About Discourse

Engaging in effective discourse with students requires the same spirit of collaboration and preparation of actors before a scene.

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Together we’ll cultivate your child’s interests, instill in them a passion for learning, and set them on a path for success in college and beyond.

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2020-2021 Back to School Plans

Up-to-date information about our back-to-school plans and health and safety protocols for the upcoming school year.

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The Uncommon Resiliency Fund

Your donations will provide for meals, technology, virtual instruction, and necessary services to the hardest hit members of our community.


We are One Uncommon

In a video message to staff, Uncommon Schools President Julie Jackson speaks on the importance of why we do the work we do.

Where Everyone is College Bound

See our students, families, and staff shine in this Visionaries Documentary airing on PBS.

Teaching at Uncommon Schools - Our Stories

"I've taught at many schools before, and never felt this level of support for myself or for the students.”

Teachers share their stories about what makes Uncommon Schools an exciting place to be.

Dreaming Big

“I realized that now I can do anything. The world is going to need me.”

Alumnus Brandon Burke and school leaders speak about the love and support Uncommon students receive on their path to achieve their dreams.

Broad Prize Winner

We received the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and were also a finalist in 2018. This prize honors public charters with the best academic outcomes for students from low-income backgrounds.

99% Accepted

Since 1997, 99% of our high school seniors have been accepted to a 4-year college. 75% of our high school graduates to-date have either graduated from college or are on track to graduate.

Our Results

National Recognition

According to a study by Stanford University's CREDO, Uncommon Schools students make the greatest academic gains of any large charter network in the country.

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