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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!


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



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
Public Charter, Chicago, IL                             Public Charter, Oakland, CA


Maury Elementary School                              John Stanford International
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
Public Charter, New Orleans, LA                Public, Brooklyn, NY


North Glendale Elementary                        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
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
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, AZ



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