Harambee Ministries School Curriculum

Published : Friday, August 17, 2018 | 1:00 PM

“Harambee Means… ‘Let’s get together and push’ in Swahili. We seek to nurture and equip leadership that will holistically minister to the community by sharing Biblical truths, in order to achieve the re-building of urban neighborhoods through relocation, reconciliation and redistribution.”

At Harambee Preparatory School (HPS), students are given an opportunity to learn and grow at a rate that is best for each student. This is done through small class sizes, low teacher to student ratios, and specialized attention and remediation in after school tutoring available to all students. Students at HPS are nutured and developed in three core learning domains: academic excellence, social emotional health and student character.

Creative Education

Harambee Preparatory School is accredited by Western Schools and College Association. (WASC). Students learn more than the traditional education courses. Students are also educated in fine arts and performance arts, nutrition classes, paleontology, gardening, bee keeping, and music classes.


Harambee Preparatory School utilize the following curriculum:

–Thinking Maps:
Thinking Maps are consistent visual patterns linked directly to eight specific thought processes. Thinking Maps establishes a consistent Language for Learning. For more details, please visit, https://www.thinkingmaps.com/why-thinking-maps-2/

–Go Math!:
Offers an engaging and interactive approach to covering new state standards. Its seamless digital path and Write-in Student Edition ensure that students can access content at appropriate levels of depth and rigor. For more details, please visit, https://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/math/elementary-mathematics/go-math-k-8

–Social Studies Alive!:
Programs teach students about the world around them and how our cultures were created through interesting and engaging activities and lessons.For more details please visit, https://www.teachtci.com/social-studies/elementary-school/

Faith and Education

Students are encouraged to share and grow in their faith and love of Jesus Christ. Prayer, worship, and commitment to faith are integral components of Harambee’s curriculum. Harambee engages students in charater-based curriculum with the goal of training students to exude the character of Christ in action and beliefs.

Parent Support

Parents are actively involved in the education of their children. Parents regularly volunteer and participate in school functions and activities. Harambee hosts monthly parent support classes where they are given lessons on healthy practices to benefit themselves and their families. Further, single moms in need transitional housing are provided housing in Harambee’s Transitional Living House. Finally, E.S.L. classes are available for Spanish speaking parents.

Harambee Ministries School, 1609 Navarro Ave., Pasadena, (626) 798-7431 or visit www.harambeeministries.org/the-school/.










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