Civic Spirit Schools
Civic Spirit began in 2018 as a coalition of 13 Jewish and Catholic independent schools in the New York Metropolitan area, who are committed to teaching civic virtues and building civic leadership in their educational communities. Each of these schools draws on the ethical foundations of religious schooling as a starting point for the cultivation of a renewed sense of civic responsibility.
This pioneering cohort of 14 Civic Spirit schools and Civic Spirit Directors have been the backbone of Civic Spirit, creating innovative ways to foster civic belonging, knowledge, and responsibility in school settings integrating the unique assets and culture of each school. Furthermore, our dynamic network ensures opportunity for educators and students to build fellowship and practice civil discourse and problem-solving across diverse school systems.
Today, we work with middle and high schools rooted in multiple faith traditions and located all throughout the United States.
If you or your school is interested in becoming a member of the Civic Spirit community, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a list of schools and non-profit organizations that have participated in Civic Spirit educator and student programming.Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School
Bishop Lynch High School
De La Salle Academy
Hannah Senesh Community Day School
La Salle Academy
Martin Saints Classical High School
MTA/Yeshiva University High School for Boys
Muslim Community Network
Next Generation Politics
SAR High School
Shalhevet High School
Solomon Schechter Day School in Boston
St. Jean Baptiste High School
St. Joseph High School
St. Peter’s High School
The Frisch School
The Ramaz School
Xaverian High School
Yeshiva University High School for Girls
Youth Revive, Inc.