Mission and Vision


    Briargrove strives to cultivate the development of principled, knowledgeable, and balanced inquirers through diverse and rigorous investigations in a safe, supportive environment. 




    Briargrove Elementary is a small community in a big city.  Every person at Briargrove is valued as an individual and appreciated for his or her unique gifts and skills.  Through relationships, we help each student uncover his or her own unique potential.  

    Student ownership of learning

    We create structures to shape the learning path for students, but we let the students walk the path.  We empower students to ask questions and equip them with tools to solve problems they identify.


    We believe that our humanity connects us; we actively seek to understand practices that are unfamiliar to us.  We create opportunities for students to share stories about their cultures.