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Mission & Values

The Eugenio Maria de Hostos community is built on the belief that education empowers students, parents, and their families and that social action will foster positive change in the neighborhoods we call home.


Our mission is to provide a bilingual, bicultural academically enriched program in English and Spanish that enables students to make the most of their individual talents.


Our teaching methods are those based upon the principals of Paulo Freire and John Dewey’s “Theory of Action Outside the Classroom”. This is realized through the use of hands-on, project centered learning, with emphasis on development of critical thinking skills, and high academic standards. Our teachers are also active learners. In addition to their traditional role as purveyors of knowledge they view teaching and learning as a lifelong process.


Our school’s core values are integrity, honesty, kindness, citizenship, cooperation, fairness, responsibility and the pursuit of excellence. School colors are navy and light blue and the school mascot who exemplifies our strength, power and determination is the lion.