About us

Our Mission

MISSION: Our mission is to create a Reggio Emilia-inspired educational community for Baltimore City students with a holistic focus on the individual child. With an inquiry-driven, arts-integrated curriculum – where teachers are co-learners with students – we aim to create lifelong learners and community-minded citizens who embrace diversity.

Our Vision

Students at Roots & Branches will work collaboratively in an arts integrated environment inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia. Our children will develop a love of learning and reach their potential for academic achievement.  They will learn within a protective and nurturing environment where teachers and staff, trained in Responsive Classroom, work in partnership with parents to build a community in which each child’s sense of responsibility and self-reliance unfold.  To ensure the success of all students, we will utilize an innovative, effective curriculum, smaller classes, a cooperative approach to school behavior, and dedicated, creative educators who are co-learners with the children.  As a civic minded organization, we will work to establish high standards for educational expectations and conditions.  Ultimately, it is our goal to be leaders in progressive urban education.

Our Staff

MISSION: Our mission is to create a Reggio Emilia-inspired educational community for Baltimore City students with a holistic focus on the individual child. With an inquiry-driven, arts-integrated curriculum – where teachers are co-learners with students – we aim to create lifelong learners and community-minded citizens who embrace diversity.

Our Board of Directors

Roots and Branches Inc is a not-for-profit corporation managed by an independent Board of Directors.