City Schoolhouse provides help for struggling students
by Rick Tipton
City Schoolhouse is a neighborhood school providing private education to children who are academically below grade level and cannot afford private school. The organization uses a whole child and multi-generation approaches to education, incorporating physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, and practical living skills into their education and requiring parental involvement in the school and the learning process. In connecting with the parents, City Schoolhouse provides educational opportunities, training, and assistance with job searches. The City Schoolhouse model is designed to be close to the people it serves to eliminate barriers that arise when transportation is needed because many of the members in the community have limited or unreliable transportation.
City School began organically from a group of mothers in 2017 desiring better school choices for their children close to home. Now with over 50 students enrolled, a national accreditation at hand and a waiting list, First Christian Church was thrilled to partner with the organization to provide support to help the families currently enrolled and other struggling students in failing schools.
There are over 23,000 elementary students in Jefferson County performing below grade level -- that is not a trend that stops unless there is dramatic intervention and City Schoolhouse has proven that we can be that intervention. In 2018, two young ladies were enrolled from JCPS. They were performing 3 and 4 grade-levels behind in math and reading. By the fall of 2020, both tested at grade level in math and above grade level in reading. This was a 5 and 6 grade-level improvement in just 2 years!
First Christian Church of Louisville was happy to provide a grant to support programmatic needs like individualized technology software that allows the organization to create unique learning platforms for their school aged students, and supplying curriculum and materials for all our classrooms -- including their early childhood program.
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