Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy

Discover what a teacher-powered school looks like. At the Math & Science Leadership Academy in Denver, CO, the culture and curriculum is determined by the teachers, who are accomplished professionals dedicated to individual student success. The school serves 256 children in grades Pre-K through 4.

Accomplished teachers lead Denver’s Math and Science Leadership Academy (MSLA), teaching the diverse learners who will most benefit from their expertise. Ninety-seven percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 70 percent speak English as a second language.

Watch this brief video to learn more—then read our case study about the school’s creation, backed by a reform-minded union.

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