As a school community dedicated to advocacy and peacemaking, we educate our students about the world around them and its history. Part of that learning comes from events and activities that reaffirm our commitment to peace education as can be seen in the school’s Purpose statement to "cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world."
Each January, Headwaters School programs explore civil rights in age-appropriate ways. At the Springs Campus, our youngest children engage with books and songs all year long that celebrate different perspectives, and for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday month, they learn special songs about Dr. King and his work. On the Creek Campus, classrooms incorporate projects, songs, books, and lessons to help children in their growth. And on the River Campus, a tradition has grown to have a full-day event dedicated to civil rights including a film screening, a keynote speaker, and multiple student- and parent-led sessions about civil rights topics.