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Our Promise

Achievement First exists to address the legacy of systemic racism in education and believes that all of America’s children—regardless of race, zip code, or economic status—deserve access to great schools.  Our mission is to prepare our students to deepen their knowledge of self and community, to excel at college, career, and life, and to lead lives of purpose and leadership.



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We Are Achievement First

We are high performing.

We have some of the best schools in the country. Our students are outperforming kids across our cities and states. And they’re going on to college to become whatever they dream of.

We care about people.

We can help you become who you’re meant to be, whether you’re 8 or 38. Because at Achievement First, we know that taking care of kids means taking care of teachers, too.

We are innovating & growing.

We never stop learning and evolving. It’s a part of everything we do, from our bold new programs to the way our network of schools continues to grow in the communities we serve.

Our People

We are able to do what we do because of who we are. Our students, teachers, leaders, parents, alumni, and staff members make Achievement First stronger than ever.