February 20, 2019

As a school that strives to cultivate a culture around authenticity and engagement in deep, enriching feedback, we are lucky enough to see our practices extend beyond just our school to friends and family. We received a thoughtful reflection from Amy Jester, a new CSCS...

January 11, 2019

The end of each semester signals the arrival of one of the most wonderful events at Clark Street Community School…..student Presentations of Learning or POLs.  More than any other single experience at CSCS, POLs represent the best of engaged and empowered learning and...

May 11, 2018

Kicia didn’t know what to expect when she enrolled at Clark Street Community School. All she knew for sure was that CSCS gave her the opportunity to continue her passion of working as a Program Leader for Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) after school progra...

May 7, 2018

An avid speaker, social justice advocate and Sparring Club member, Andrew is always looking to make the most of his educational experience at Clark Street Community School. While he has always considered himself a dedicated student, his ability to actively develop and...

April 18, 2018

“For creative-minded people, it is easier to learn at CSCS.”

Independent, creative, stubborn, and determined, a conversation with Emmy leaves you curious to hear more. Her laughter helps guide you to her favorite lunch spot at the end of the hallway where she is camped...

April 18, 2018

Note: This student has requested to remain anonymous and uses gender-neutral pronouns “they/them/theirs.”

"I got in to college!"

Eyes twinkling, smile stretching across their entire face, confidence in every step, it is hard to imagine that going to college was ever a qu...

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. “

Jonas Salk 

The Clark Street Community School Mission is to democratically cultivate a community of engaged learners, serve as a resource for educators, and a catalyst for reform in education throughout our...

March 20, 2018

As we shake off the winter doldrums, wrap up our learning on Vietnam, offer final handshakes to our local interviewees, pack care kits for homeless vets, and bow our heads in one more namaste, Clark Street students will dive into a selection of amazing seminar options...

March 14, 2018

We're so very proud of CSCS junior and activist Zoe Wei Wyse. In her recent article published in Our Lives magazine, a local publication celebrating LGBT people and allies, Zoe highlights the #IFeelSaferWhen public advocacy campaign she founded devoted to creating safe...

This year at Clark Street Community School we implemented a seminar block for students to explore different 'mini-projects' under an umbrella theme to spark richer opportunities for student to dig in.  This seminar, aptly named Space for Learning provides a weekly opt-...

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