Profile of a Chance Family

Profile of a Chance Family

Chance families have high standards for their children and want them to have an all-encompassing education. And they are focused on an important long-term goal: developing strong, capable students who are also thinkers and problem-solvers.

While our families hold the value of education in common, their diverse experiences and backgrounds enrich the school. Typically, the school achieves at least 20 percent racial and ethnic diversity. Approximately 20 percent of five-day students receive need-based financial aid, with the priority given to elementary students. The majority of students live in 10 zip codes within 10-20 minutes of the school, including Downtown, the Highlands and St. Matthews but more than 25 zip codes are represented in the student population. The school welcomes families of all faiths and does not promote any one belief or practice.

Chance families appreciate the tremendous value of teaching to a child’s abilities and differences – not “teaching to the test”. For this reason, they’re comfortable with their child’s progression to mastery without strict letter grades. They understand the value – and may have seen the rarity – of a safe, welcoming place to learn. Chance parents believe that giving children a voice in what they are learning leads them to make discoveries for themselves – the most powerful form of learning. Chances families see education as an important investment in a child’s future and want to be involved and contribute to the life of the school.

Chance parents have a goofy side too- check out these pictures from our last Parent Event.