Our Vision, Mission & Values

Launch’s vision of success is to operate schools where every child and every family is known well and cared for, and every student develops both their intellect and their character in order to achieve more than they thought possible. Launch’s mission is to prepare students to thrive in college and careers by providing a public education rooted in active learning experiences and powerful character development.

At Launch, we believe that “quality work and character are the keys to a successful life.” The Launch Habits of Heart and Mind encompass the values that cultivate quality work and empathic character in students, and support lives of choice, personal agency, service, and achievement.

Integrity &
  • I am a committed citizen.

  • I am able to determine the right way forward in any situation.

  • I protect the rights of others.

  • I take care of the Earth’s resources.

Kindness & Collaboration
  • I am a caring and collaborative team member.  
  • I am aware of how my actions impact others.

  • I value others’ viewpoints.

  • I work to achieve the group’s goals.

& Spirit
  • I am a storyteller and a dreamer.

  • I bring ideas to life.

  • I identify new and innovative solutions to complex challenges.  

  • I honor Brooklyn’s history, reflect its present, and create its future.

Dedication &
  • I am the leader of my learning and produce high-quality work

  • I set learning goals, evaluate my progress and change course as needed.

  • I use failures, setbacks, and successes as opportunities for feedback and growth.

Shamikah Kenlock, Co-Principal
AMANDA LEAKE, Co-Principal

There are several ways to apply to Launch! Check out our Apply page for details, or call us at 718-715-1166 with any questions! You can also email us at Admissions@LaunchSchool.org. If you plan on visiting, please complete an application form prior to your visit. By doing so, we can contact you to share additional information and upcoming events!

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