Ubuntu: I am because we are


City Garden’s 2018 Black History Celebration theme was “Ubuntu: I am because we are.” On Feb 22, each class presented a special performance in honor of the occasion:

Black History Month 2018 at City Garden


Today, February 1, Black History Month begins. This is a particularly exciting month at City Garden, as it is a time when our Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Commitment really shines through several special events and we strive to  “work as a team to dismantle and reorganize the systems that support racism and privilege” and “actively support each other …
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Pres. Pestello Visits City Garden


On December 8, 2017, City Garden was honored by a visit from Saint Louis University’s President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., Vice President of Development Sheila Manion, Assistant Provost Steve Sanchez, Ph.D., and Appointed Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement Jonathan Smith, Ph.D.. SLU leadership toured City Garden with Dr. Evans, Christie, …
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Whose Streets? Our Students’ Streets!


On November 14, 2017, Upper Elementary 1 students organized and held a Black Lives Matter demonstration to protest police shootings of Black men in St. Louis and throughout our country. Learning from and wanting to support the public demonstrations following the Stockley Verdict in our city, students studied peaceful protest, requested permission to march from …
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Jr High Community Meal: Yum!


One tradition for our Junior High students is to make and serve a “community meal” to family and friends. In December of 2017, the Junior High made quite a feast, with soups, salads, and yummy banana pudding for dessert!

DESE Visits City Garden


In October, representatives from Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) completed a site visit of City Garden as part of our charter renewal process. Dr. Evans and Christie gave the DESE visitors a tour during the school day, with lots of excellent learning happening throughout the building!