Leadership. Equity. Community.


Our Purpose

We are a community school dedicated to educating the whole child. We believe that all students can reach their potential when they are equipped with strong academic opportunities and supported by a team of dedicated adults, including educators, families, and community members. We seek to develop scholars with a strong sense of self, healthy personal values, and the preparation they need to excel in the college or career of their choice.

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Our goal is to develop the next generation of diverse community leaders and scholars.

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Each student is unique and therefore deserves an education that meets them where they are and challenges them to grow.

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We believe that families, educators, and students must partner together in order for a school to truly thrive.


Our Model

We are committed to providing a high-quality, free public educational experience for every child. The MLBLA educational model integrates leadership development, rigorous academics, a project-based curriculum, social-emotional learning, and social justice. Inspired by years of tried-and-true practices cultivated in high-performing public schools, our approach meets students where they are and elevates their potential to succeed and thrive in future personal, educational, and professional endeavors.


Terrence Davis, School Founder

Terrence has spent the past decade empowering students to achieve their full potential.

Originally from San Diego, California, he has built his career in high-performing schools, helping students build the academic, social, and emotional tools they need to succeed in college and beyond. Throughout those teaching experiences, Terrence found particular purpose in supporting students who, traditionally, have lacked the individualized support they need to thrive. As a Special Education Director, his responsibilities included managing a team of teachers, creating pathways for multiple styles of learners, and ensuring legal compliance. He believes that true success comes when schools partner with the community to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed. Terrence received his Bachelor’s degree in History from Morehouse College and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Chapman University.


Join Our School Community

We are excited to invite you to join us in August 2019!

Become one of our Founding Families.


Our Location

2340 Jackson St,
San Francisco, CA

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