About Us

Our Mission

The Ralph Bunche School will offer a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum with multiple entry points for all students.

We will achieve this in a safe, engaging, rigorous and supportive learning environment that has high expectations of our students from our staff, home and community.

Instructional Focus

Building teacher capacity using the gradual release model to support students with " Making Thinking Visible".

Expectations of Teachers: Explicit Teaching (Modeling)/Using Data to create small groups with differentiated instruction.

Expectations of Students: Explain their thinking by answering questions verbally and in written form.

Instructional Absolutes

  1. In all classrooms, a learning target and/or an I Can / I Will statement will be posted and visible aligned to a learning standard.
  2. In all classrooms, unit aligned anchor charts will be relevant and visible.
  3. In all classrooms, teacher facilitated, student centered discussion will support [achievement of] the learning element.
  4. In all classrooms, multiple entry points will be created in order to differentiate the instruction [for the success of all learners].

Expectations for Instruction:

Clear learning goals that the students can articulate • Independent practice time for students • Gradual Release Model of Instruction • Data Collection and Awareness • Conversations to Support Growth with Actionable Feedback • A Growth Mindset