ECS students know that an outstanding education is powerful. And being an active learner means continually engaging in the conversation around projects, ideas, and puzzles. Learning is something that happens with students, not to them. ECS students know that they have the power to be change agents in their world, and delving into content, learning the skills necessary, and being a positive community member are the foundation.
Educating Pittsburgh’s children is too important a job for schools to do by themselves. ECS considers families to be full partners in their child’s education. Engaging families and local community organizations as partners in learning through authentic projects and continual dialogue, we promote creativity, understanding, and problem solving for our learning community.
ECS educators are facilitators, collaborators, and creatives. ECS educators connect with students where they are, and inspire them to be extraordinary citizens of the world. Along the way, ECS educators are changing the conversation about what it means to be a practitioner of education, and blazing the trail for a new excellence in the profession.
ECS is a place where education is shared and celebrated. At ECS, we believe in continual innovation that develops students into critical thinkers, thoughtful innovators, and well-rounded scholars. We provide students the tools and educational foundation to become tomorrow’s global citizens, and we strive to teach students how their choices impact the world around them.