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Changemaker Schools


Ashoka strives to make empathy, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving (what we call changemaker skills) as valued in education as traditional academic skills, so that all students find their voices and can make a positive impact on the world. 

In order to achieve this goal, we created the Changemaker Schools Network, a national community of leading elementary schools that serve as models for cultivating these skills in students. Schools in the network share best practices with each other and benefit from opportunities to collaborate with other schools, connect with Ashoka's partners, present at conferences, and more.

Complete this quick and easy form to nominate a Changemaker School today!


Oak View Elementary                                                Coral Canyon Elementary
Public, Silver Spring, MD
                                                        Public, Washington, UT



Central Park East 1 Elementary                             Promise Heights Partnership
Public, Manhattan, NY          
                                       Public/Charter, Baltimore, MD



Mount Vernon Presbyterian School                       Christa McAuliffe School
Private, Atlanta, GA           
                                                          Public, Saratoga, CA



University of Wyoming Lab School                             Westtown School
Public, Laramie, WY                                                 Private, West Chester, PA



Summit Elementary                                                  Thomas Magnet School
Public, Casper, WY                                                     Public, Shelbyville, TN



San Miguel Elementary                                                 Shady Hill School
Public, Sunnyvale, CA                                              Private, Cambridge, MA



Eastwood Elementary School                                               Mission Grammar School
Public, West Fargo, ND                                                  Private, Roxbury, MA


Rainbow Community School                                Cottonwood Creek Elementary
Private, Asheville, NC
                                                                       Public, Coppell, TX


Orchards Elementary School                                       The Project School
Public, Lewiston, ID    
                                                            Charter, Bloomington, IN


Sustainability Academy                                       Highlands Elementary School
at Lawrence Barnes Elementary                                            Public, Edina, MN

Public, Burlington, VT


Anansi Charter School                                                       Spring Mill Elementary School
Charter, Taos, NM                                                     Public, Indianapolis, IN

Mission Hill School                                                  The Nueva School
Public, Boston, MA                                             Private, Hillsborough, CA



Academy for Global Citizenship         Lighthouse Community Charter School
Public Charter, Chicago, IL                                        Public Charter, Oakland, CA



Maury Elementary School                             John Stanford International School
Public, Washington, DC                                                  Public, Seattle, WA


E.L. Haynes Public Charter School                       Momentous Institute
Public Charter, Washington, DC.                              Private, Dallas, TX



Malcolm X Elementary School                                Opal School
Public, Berkeley, CA                                                  Public Charter, Portland, OR



Lusher Charter School                             Granville T. Woods Elementary School
Public Charter, New Orleans, LA                           Public, Brooklyn, NY



North Glendale Elementary School        San Diego Cooperative Charter School
Public, St. Louis, MO                                               Public Charter, San Diego, CA



Bridport Central School                                         St. Ann Elementary School
Public, Bridport, VT                                               Private, Bridgeport, CT



St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic School      Lake Forest Park Elementary School
Private, Bellevue, WA                                            Public, Lake Forest Park, WA



Mundo Verde Public Charter School                   Georgetown Day School
Public Charter, Washington, DC                         Private, Washington, DC



Cypress Hills Community School                      The Brooklyn New School
Public, Brooklyn, NY                                            Public, Brooklyn, NY



Prospect Sierra School                                          Urban Montessori Charter School
Private, El Cerrito, CA                                           Public Charter, Oakland, CA



Cunningham Elementary School      Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS
Public, Austin, TX                                Public Charter, Washington, DC



Park Forest Elementary School                        Salem Hills Elementary School
Public, State College, PA                                    Public, Inner Grove Heights, MN



Hyde-Addison Elementary School                   Mary Buren Elementary School
Public, Washington, DC                                     Public, Guadalupe, CA



Voyager Academy Elementary School             Blue School
Public Charter, Durham, NC                              Private, New York, NY



Ephesus Elementary School                             Namaste Charter School
Public, Chapel Hill, NC                                      Charter, Chicago, IL



Khalsa Montessori School                                                        Kyrene de los Cerritos
Charter, Tucson, AZ                                                                    Public, Phoenix, Arizona



The STAR School                                                                       Two Rivers Public Charter School
Charter, Flagstaff, AZ                                                                   Public Charter, Washington, DC