Malcolm X. Elementary School

 

Malcolm X. Elementary School is a diverse school that builds community among its students through the arts. Each grade level performs for their peers every year, covering topics like anti-bullying, family diversity, struggles for civil rights, and self-esteem. According to Principal Alex Hunt, “Integration of empathy-building content into the arts is a means of including students as teachers for their peers, and performances often serve as a common jumping off point for student conversation about these issues. Because students have been integrally involved in the performances, they feel involved and connected to the themes, and are able to explain them to their peers.”