Santa Cruz Cooperative School is proud to foster
a culture based on Restorative Practices
Restorative Practices are centered around the idea that humans are happier and more productive when persons in positions of authority do things “with” them rather than “to” them or “for” them. Along these lines we believe in building a culture of positive behavior with an asset-based philosophy. We, therefore, have built a system with clear guidelines and a culture built on a positive supporting community. Students are guided to understand their own emotions; how their behavior impacts others and how we can collaboratively solve conflicts. We strive to give students a voice in building this positive community and creating a school culture that is built on support, resilience and empathy.