Mission: Providing international high school students an online democratic education that balances personal and social interests to become informed, competent, and involved citizens in a safe anti-racist environment.
Vision: Revolutionize education by preparing young people to create a more just, sustainable, and equitable world. We are committed to making democratic education accessible to students who have been marginalized in traditional schools.
At The Pearl, we believe education should be empowering, inclusive, and driven by student interests. We serve students who have not been served well in traditional schools, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ students, and students with disabilities. We are committed to using technology to remove educational barriers and provide a supportive environment for students with diverse learning styles and needs.
64% of our students are BIPOC; 64% are neurodivergent (nearly half have autism); and 36% are LGBTQ+. In our course evaluations, students consistently report they feel safe, seen, and heard. Parents have shared that not only do they feel their teens are receiving and exceptional education, they believe we have saved their child's life.
We know that our educational program is impactful. We need your help to scale up and make The Pearl available to more students. We also need to make sure we have scholarship funds available so we never need to turn a student away who feels we are the right school for them.