“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” — Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee University
At Booker T. Washington Academy, we prepare our scholars for college and beyond through a mission inspired by Booker T. Washington’s credo : Excellence is doing common things in uncommon ways.
We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing and challenging learning environment with the aim of producing responsible and productive citizens prepared to successfully compete in the global marketplace. Thus, The Booker T. Washington Academy has three overarching goals for its scholars :
Academic : To ensure that every one of our scholars has the capacity to read, write, think, discuss and problem solve, and ensure that these transferable skills are effectively utilized to achieve their college and career objectives.
Citizenship : To embrace the ten character virtues that make up our Keys To Success (Responsibility, Perseverance, Respect, Kindness, Truth, Citizenship, Courage, Self-Discipline, Fairness, and True Friendship). And, to demonstrate their grasp in behavior and action.
Purpose : To adopt the philosophy of Booker T. Washington, specifically as it relates to the importance of hard work, the value of a quality education, and a commitment to giving back to one’s community.
We believe that developing strong moral character in our students is a path to their success in school and in life.The school plan includes many features, which will enable our students to meet world-class standards in reading, mathematics, and writing, citizenship and leadership. Booker T. Washington offers the following:
an extended school day, which begins with breakfast, 7.5 full hours of instruction daily (including 3.5 hours dedicated to Reading and Writing, and 1.5 hours of Math), and weekly access to 2.25 hours of Science, 4.5 hours of Visual and Performing Art (Dance and Music), 2.25 hours of Physical Education, and 1.5 hours of Foreign Language.
a Before and After School program that provides academic tutoring and diverse enrichment activities.
a rigorous and challenging curriculum geared towards developing strong readers, writers, and problem solvers.
a low teacher-student ratio of 1:10, with classes not exceeding 22 scholars
an actively engaged PTO and supportive community of partnering organizations who want your child to not only succeed, but exceed ALL boundaries and expectations
Everyone in the school community—students, teachers, parents, and community members—are dedicated to continually working toward the mission of the Booker T. Washington Academy and the success of our students.
804 State Street • New Haven, CT 06511 • (203) 691-6535