Our Mission

Eskolta School Research and Design, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with urban schools to help vulnerable youth reach their full potential. We work alongside educators to make their schools student-centered through a strategic process of participant-driven, data-informed school improvement.

Eskolta [es·KOL·te]: (n.) 1. A phonetic combination of the Latin words for school (schola) and listen (ausculto)
2. An organization dedicated to listening to the people in schools in order to help schools learn.

We help schools redefine learning

The best educators know that learning will always be more than what appears on standardized tests. Together we are creating new metrics and new ways to support not only college and career readiness but also character, community, and compassion in our students.

We help schools make sense of data

A wealth of information is available to schools, but if not understood, it is useless. Through our research and analysis, we work with educators to make sense of data and turn it into a guide to inform change.

We help schools turn around the dropout problem

We focus on supporting students who have struggled in urban public schools in the past. Every child deserves a quality education and these students are most at risk of dropping out and missing out on their potential.

We help schools reinvent themselves

Using our EDUCATE methodology, we work alongside educators to strategically research and reimagine the systems in their schools, then carefully design, prototype, and expand them to reach more students.