The mission of Harry Bridges Span School (Grades K-8) is to provide a world-class education for all students by ensuring a safe, nurturing, and collaborative student-centered environment that fosters student achievement, values effort, and promotes social justice.
Through frequent and rich collaboration between community and school, we will educate, challenge, and inspire students to achieve at high levels of academic proficiency and excellence in relation to state and national standards.
Working with a diverse set of community partners, from local labor unions to global companies, we will engage students in real-world issues such as the protection of our environment, the global economy, and fair labor practices.
The namesake of our school, Harry Bridges, was an icon for West Coast working class people, a leader who championed labor reform, civil rights, and social justice. This school’s mission is to continue his legacy in the community of Wilmington, the Port of Los Angeles, by developing students who possess the foundational and exceptional academic skills and competencies that propel them to success in high school and promote readiness for college and career.