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Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in pre-kindergarten to grade six with a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, & optimism.
Every student is unique. We believe their education should be as well. We are committed to embracing rigor in all academics, and we aim to exceed grade-level expectations by using personalized learning plans.
Our students and staff are excited to meet and work with peers of all backgrounds. We study and celebrate differences, and embrace the vital importance of respect, tolerance, and acceptance of all. We want our campus to be a place where everyone can feel heard, included, and safe.
Literacy is recognized as central to academic pursuit and success in life. We focus not just on teaching literacy, but also on why literacy matters, and what it can do for each student in their lives. Our students don’t just learn to read, they read to learn.
I love this school … It is a very diverse teaching staff. And so many family-oriented events. My son has been there for 2 weeks and we have already had a book fair and will be joining family game day with them before spring break. He will be there until 8th grade if they add JR high.Trynell Richardson
My 2 kids have been attending MELA since kindergarten and pre-school. This is their second year there and they just love it ... The teachers and staff are all dedicated and attentive to the students’ needs … We are blessed to have our kids attend MELA and we salute and appreciate the teachers and staff. You guys are doing a great job!Carla Edekor
We had a wonderful experience at MELA. They truly care about the students. My son was there for 6th grade and I liked the small class size and the one-on-one he was able to receive. I would highly recommend MELA!!!!Danielle Massie
I love the staff here at Mela. Each time I had a concern the staff was quick to respond and follow up with the situation ... I like the class dojo communication ... It is nice to ask a question without having to call and I can also check in with my son's teacher to see how things are going. I just want to say thank you for helping my son grow academically.Phil Harris Jr.
At MELA, every decision we make comes with a higher purpose than just passing tests. We believe learning can prepare students for success in their own lives, in their communities, and in their future endeavors. Our charter school’s mission is to support each child in becoming:
Every decision we make comes with our students’ best interests in mind. Our staff is passionate about providing great education with high standards, as well as nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism. We challenge the typical teacher-student educational structure by reimagining learning as a community-centered endeavor. Staff, family, students, and local partners all come together in our uniquely cooperative learning environment.
Learn more about the difference a MELA Charter School education can make for your student.