Harambee Elementary School Information
Harambee is a year-round K-6 elementary school. Our name is Swahili word that means working together for a common purpose. Harambee’s mission is to create a community of learners whose achievement and well-being are enhanced by diversity, which is valued and celebrated! We strive to provide unique, exciting, and effective learning experiences for all of our students so they may become confident learners. Harambee is an integration school, bringing together students from urban and suburban neighborhoods for a more diverse community. As a designated integration school, free transportation is available for most of the east metro.
Harambee’s year-round calendar mean students experience less disruption in their education. Students have classes for nine weeks and then are off for two or three weeks. During breaks we offer additional programming to meet the needs of working families.
Harambee nurtures a caring and vibrant learning environment with two focus areas: environmental science and community cultures. These themes are integrated into daily learning by classroom teachers and are also specialty classes for all students. In community cultures we actively teach cultural awareness and create opportunities that build understanding of self and others. Our beautiful backyard includes 28 acres of prairie, forest and wetland – the perfect place for students to explore environmental science. Students study ecosystems, ornithology, energy, and engineering through hands-on experiences.
To find out more, come visit us in person. We offer tours every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. while school is in session. Please call the office at 651.379.2500 to schedule a visit.