Majuro Cooperative School was founded in 1975 by a small group of concerned parents who wanted to provide their children with a high-quality education. Co-op was first accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in March 1994. In April 1997, our school was awarded its first three-year extension of its term of accreditation. In 2016, our school was given a six-year accreditation by WASC. In 2019, we were given several commendations on our Mid-Cycle WASC visit. In 2022, the school will have it's full WASC visit for continuing accreditation.
The school has grown significantly since its early days as a one teacher school with a single classroom. There are currently 329 students (about half boys and half girls) enrolled at Co-op, representing diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The current ethnic/nationality makeup of the student body is very similar to what it was in the late 1990s. This is reflective of the fact that a consistently large number of Marshallese parents have chosen to send their children to Majuro Cooperative School because of its remarkable academic record.
The large percentage of Marshallese attending Co-op means that English is a second language for the majority of students. For the vast majority of Co-op students, even those who have one parent who is a first language English speaker, the language that they use with their family and friends is Marshallese, and English is used only at school. The need for strong English skills underlies the school’s policy of starting English language instruction from the earliest grades in an effort to develop fluency in written and oral English among the students.
Our vision is to create globally and locally minded citizens that become leaders in the Marshall Islands and beyond.
Our mission is to inspire Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade students to become locally and globally responsible citizens and leaders, by providing holistic academic, social tools and technical skills to be successful agents of change. We will initiate an engaged learning community, delivered by an international staff, creating a leading educational institution in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
We believe :
Children are the prime resources of the Marshall Islands;
Everyone associated with Majuro Cooperative School is of equal value;
All children are capable of learning and it is the role of the teacher to guide and foster this learning;
It is our job to encourage creativity to help the child express him/herself in a unique way;
We are global citizens.
Collaboration and cooperation
Diversity is our strength.
Expected School-wide Learning Results
Proficient written and oral communication skills and comprehension in English
Effective problem-solving, critical thinking and mathematical skills
Strong, social skills to be a contributing, respectful and responsible members of society.