Purpose, Mission, Vision, Philosophy, and Strategic Plan
Charles R. Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Drew was founded for the purpose of providing an excellent education to the children living in the Villages of East Lake. Drew Charter School will continue to center its work around serving students from the Villages of East Lake and students from economically disadvantaged families in a mixed-income setting. Drew is committed to ensuring that each child reaches his or her full potential and paving a pathway for each student’s long-term health, growth, and success in life.
Drew Charter School educates, nurtures and empowers all students to achieve their full potential as part of an exemplary, innovative, and equity-centered community.
Drew Charter School students will possess the knowledge, skills, passion and intellectual inquiry to successfully navigate and create positive change in the world.
Drew Charter School’s approach is based on our commitment to equity, particularly the belief that every child has gifts and talents that must be explored and nurtured. We believe in encouraging all students to reach their full potential. A Drew education supports strong intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth.
Drew Charter School’s 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan was adopted by Drew’s Board of Directors on July 31, 2020. A copy of the 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan can be viewed here. A one-page summary of the Strategic Plan is available here. A letter sent to families in August 2020 announcing the launch of the new Strategic Plan is here.