Building 21 is a nonprofit organization that is reimagining secondary schooling to meet the needs of all learners.
How We Work
Building 21 partners with school districts to design, launch, and operate innovative schools. Our district partners grant our lab schools flexibility and autonomy to pursue the Building 21 vision. We collaborate with our school leaders and staff to realize communities rooted in personalized, competency-based learning, strong relationships, and adult development.
Through our Affiliate Program, we work with schools and districts that are transitioning to competency-based education. Our affiliate model provides schools with our competency-based LMS, customized data dashboards, technical consulting, leadership coaching, and teacher professional development.
We offer short term coaching for schools and districts through our Problem of Practice series. Over several weeks, we will collaborate with you to identify and address a specific problem you are facing and create one or more assets that you can implement immediately.
Building 21 Philadelphia is a non-selective competency-based public high school in the School District of Philadelphia. It is located in North Philadelphia just outside of Temple University’s main campus.