Preschool through IB Middle School

Why School Climate Matters

At BCD we make a positive school environment a big priority. From excellence in faculty to enthusiasm from parents to attention to physical setting and more, our efforts to develop Bulldog spirit are intentional and strong. But why does it matter?

posted an article that does a great job of articulating the power of an inspiring school environment. Enjoy!

"They kind of see themselves as vehicles to change society — that these kids are going to go out and not just reflect where they came from and who they are, but change all that," he says. "And those are the most exciting schools."

Pam Hogue sees school climate as a launching point — a way to catapult kids toward opportunities outside their immediate environment.

"What we want to do is give our kids not only the skills but also the attitudes — things like confidence — to choose where they go in their life," Hogue says. "I want them to have the skills and the confidence to make that change."

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