April 21st, 2021
Contact: Suzanne Sierra
Senior Program Manager
St. Louis Mosaic Project
Metro Academic and Classical High School becomes a Mosaic Ambassador School
St. Louis Mosaic Project is pleased to announce Metro Academic and Classical High School as the newest Mosaic Ambassador School. Metro Academic and Classical High School is part of the St. Louis Public Schools. Aligned with the St. Louis Mosaic Project’s mission, Metro offers a rigorous college preparatory atmosphere that enriches students with critical thinking and global-mindedness, fostering an internationally welcoming environment in the St. Louis region.
Metro Academic and Classical High School strongly focuses on teaching students how to embrace and understand the global environment by having a diverse staff and offering intercultural programs and curricula. Metro has both bilingual and foreign-born staff that teach students the importance of intercultural fluency. Moreover, they also offer field trips abroad to places like Costa Rica and various countries in Europe for students to immerse in foreign cultures while learning the respective languages and the crucial skills of flexibility and adaptation. In regard to its curriculum offering, Metro is one of the only schools in the region that offers an IB (International Baccalaureate) program, which prioritizes in worldly learning. The program focuses on encouraging diversity, international mindedness and global curiosity that prepare students to become the next generation’s global leaders.
By becoming a Mosaic Ambassador School, Metro commits to fostering a welcoming education environment that celebrates innovation and international consciousness by promoting the diverse and colorful culture we have in the St. Louis area, along with the St. Louis Mosaic Project.
About the St. Louis Mosaic Project
The St. Louis Mosaic Project was launched in 2012 in response to an economic impact report, outlining St. Louis to be lagging in immigrant growth as well as highlighting the economic benefits of increasing its foreign-born population. The Mosaic Project is a regional initiative that is professionally managed by St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis and a 32-member committee. Its goal is to transform St. Louis into the fastest growing major metropolitan area for immigration by 2025, to add 25,000 more foreign born to the region from 2016-2025 and to promote regional prosperity through immigration and innovation. More: stlmosaicproject.org