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Mission & Values

John B. Stetson Charter School believes that education empowers students, parents, and their families and that social action will foster positive change within their communities.
The academic curriculum is embedded with elements derived from the unique and proud history of the island of Puerto Rico, as well as the social and historical experiences of Puerto Ricans living in the United States. Students are encouraged to seek meaning from both their personal and shared community experiences.
Our teaching methods are those based upon the principals of Paulo Freire and John Dewey’s ― "Theory of Action Outside the Classroom"  which we realize through the use of hands-on, project-centered learning, critical thinking skills and high academic standards
Stetson Charter is also defined by its role in the community and the pursuit of academic improvement which incorporates families and the larger context of urban education. 
Core Values:
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Kindness
  • Citizenship
  • Cooperation
  • Fairness
  • Responsibility
  • Excellence
Our school colors are navy and light blue. Our mascot, the stallion, represents strength, power and determination.
The mission of John B. Stetson Charter School is to promote excellence by providing students in grades 5–8 a bicultural academically enriched curriculum that draws from the social historical experience of Puerto Ricans living in the United States. We believe that school should be a place characterized by respect, critical thinking, democratic classrooms, and the vigorous challenges that are essential to maximize every student’s potential.

Whether your child is returning to continue his/her education or is just beginning his/her (their) learning experience at John B. Stetson Charter School, we are glad you have joined us!

Thomas Mullin Principal