Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision

​JCMS students take accountability for their learning, seek joy and kindness in their lives, and use innovation to positively impact their community and our world through civic activism. Families and community members are our partners who help us ensure that all students are leaders ready for a successful future. 


Our Mission

At Jamaica Children's Magnet School for Innovative Leadership & Civic Activism, we challenge all children to think critically and independently. Our students collaborate, take risks, and are accountable for their learning. Students engage in discussions with one another, complete complex tasks and utilize self-reflection. Through guidance from their teachers and individualized support, we help students discover their passions and to lead with empathy in our complex world.


Racial Equity Vision Statement 

At Jamaica Children’s Magnet School for Innovative Leadership & Civic Activism, we are committed to being leaders for equity, who will work to raise the achievement of all students while eliminating disparities along lines of race. We endeavor to create a welcoming and affirming environment, where students, families and staff feel safe, accepted, valued, and their cultural identities are affirmed. 



Core Values

Empathy: We care about others and strive to understand and share their feelings.

Grit: We are passionate about our goals and bravely overcome obstacles to achieve them.

Inquiry: We are curious and continuously ask questions to reach new understandings.

Creativity: We challenge ourselves, and others, to look at the world in innovative ways.

Voice: We express our ideas, feelings and beliefs, and advocate for ourselves, and others.