Who We Seek to Serve

We seek to serve all local families, with an explicit focus on residents in the immediate Santa Fe neighborhood, as well as those in surrounding communities and families who have previously opted out of OUSD.

We are drawing from research on schools that are “diverse by design”, and aspire to set aside a certain percent of seats for students of families from varying income levels which is often a proxy for race as well. The Century Foundation has extensively documented the benefits to all students of attending integrated schools. We also understand that traditional patterns of inequitable access and achievement can persist, even within diverse schools. Therefore we will develop and implement both policies and practices that center the needs of our students who have been kept farthest from educational opportunities.