Strong relationships are the foundation of IDA DC. Intentional structures foster a sense of belonging, trust, and connectedness within the community. We believe that social emotional learning is just as important as academic learning.
Customized learning at IDA DC is driven by real-world connection to individual and collective interests, passions, curiosities, and dreams. Learners produce meaningful and relevant work for authentic audiences in the school and broader community.
Everyone is responsible for learning and problem-solving at IDA DC. We explore, play, and investigate together. We share ideas, challenge each other, and make compromises. We listen for understanding and step up or step back as needed.
Everyone has voice and choice at IDA DC. We celebrate the unique differences and shared experiences of our community and actively seek opportunities to interrupt bias, prejudice, and stereotypes from getting in the way of access to resources and success for all.