Innovations' Culture

  • Empowered Teachers
  • Community
  • Shared Philosophy



Morning Assemblies


The assembly ended with “Entertainment”. A group of four girls modeled a clapping game for the entire school. Ms. Hiro supported the girls as they taught the game to everyone. The entire staff and student body participated and tried something new. Throughout our two-day visit, we saw several students trying the new clapping game as they were walking to the bathroom or playing outside. The game provided another way for students to connect with one another and the staff.

Many schools have weekly assemblies or community meetings, but this meeting stood out because it reflected the familial nature of Innovations. All members of the community were comfortable taking a risk to learn something new. New community members, our team and the new first graders, were welcomed with open arms, and everyone was taken care when lost items were returned to their owners.