Enthusiasm for Learning
We believe language is at the heart of learning and acknowledge that language acquisition and development is crucial for exploring and sustaining cultural identity, personal development, and intercultural understanding. We believe language and culture shape and inform identity. We commit ourselves to grow and change individually and together, to ensure every learner’s identity, language, and values are respected. Research shows that knowing two or more languages has tangible cognitive benefits. As one learns to switch between languages, one triggers--and potentially strengthens--the part of the brain that manages executive function.
At Stokes School, we believe...
How Target Language Learning Works at Stokes
Our Language Experiences are Designed To...
develop communication skills:
develop Intercultural communication skills:
Mission & Vision
The Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School prepares culturally diverse pre-school and elementary school students in the District of Columbia to be leaders, scholars and responsible citizens who are committed to social justice. We teach children to think, speak, read, write and learn in two languages: English and French or English and Spanish. With a dual focus on academic excellence and community service, the Stokes School accomplishes its mission by creating an environment of achievement, respect and non-violence.
The Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School’s vision is to be recognized, respected, and emulated as a premier model of urban education in the United States.