Welcome to the Institute for School Partnership

Through meaningful collaboration with schools and districts
we advance equitable quality education


New partnership empowers principals to ‘dream big’

The principals at seven local schools are poised to achieve big goals after participating in the SLPS Principal Redesign Fellowship, a bold new partnership between St. Louis Public Schools and Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership

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Champion for equitable education, May honored with Ethic of Service Award

For decades, Victoria May, executive director of the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis, has worked with local educators to create high-quality, equitable education for all students.

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Lifting As We Climb: Navigating Math Identity As An Educator

… when I started teaching, I did not have a positive math identity. I also unconsciously held deeply embedded stereotypes about who could be considered mathematically capable.  Years of self-reflection and “unlearning” journeys later, I was able to recognize these same beliefs in some of my students.

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Results and Impact

The ISP is uniquely positioned to be the bridge between research and practice. We translate the latest research into classroom best practices and, with our partners, engage in research around problems of practice. Learn about the scope of this work and our impact by browsing reports, resources and publications featured on our

Results and Impacts page

As a member of the Washington University community it is our responsibility to address our regional challenges. We know that strong schools equal strong communities. We know students and teachers thrive when they have opportunities, resources, and support. We know our vision of educational equity is attainable.

Victoria May, Executive Director of the Institute for School Partnership, Assistant Dean School of Arts and Sciences