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About I PROMISE School

I Promise Mission Statement:

At the I Promise School, we strive to create a home where the entire family is loved; and students are educated for the 21st century so that they influence and improve our community and change the world.

I Promise School Goal:

The goal of the I Promise School is to be a nationally recognized model of urban and public school excellence.

Habits of Promise:

At the I Promise School, we are committed to growing the WHOLE child. We strive as a family to make the five habits of promise part of our everyday life at home and at school. Please take some time to talk to your child about the habits of promise.

  • Perseverance
  • Partner
  • Perpetual Learner
  • Problem Solver
  • Perspective

History of I PROMISE School

In 2011, LeBron James, head of the LeBron James Family Foundation and professional basketball player, was researching the high school dropout rate of his hometown Akron and decided upon review to create the "I PROMISE" initiative, focused on supporting the youth in his childhood community.
The I PROMISE School opened in 2018, supported by the LeBron James Family Foundation, and specifically aimed at at-risk children, opening with students attending grades three and four.