We believe that “Quality Education is a Community Commitment.” Paul Dunbar School has many student support programs, including a partnership with Horizon Education Centers that affords our school with a before and after care program, including after school math and reading tutoring, homework help, a College and Career Readiness Program for middle school students and several fun, interactive clubs and sports housed in our state of the art Dunbar facilities. Other student support programs, include the Saint Ignatius Arrupe and “sophomore service” programs, which brings Saint Ignatius teachers and students to our school during and after school to mentor and tutor our scholars. Our partnerships with Cleveland State University and Miami University provide college students opportunities to work with our scholars and offer intensive instructional support in the classroom. Because of Paul Dunbar's unique location, our Dragon Scholars are immersed in the cultural environment of Ohio City and contribute to the community through quarterly service learning projects. Our partnership with Ohio City Incorporated brings additional support through community partnerships and nonprofit organizations to provide students with instructional resources. We emphasize Social Emotional Learning through our PATHS and NOW programs and promote a positive school culture through “Project Success.” Students are organized in “House Teams” that are structured around school wide expectations for teaching and learning. Students and staff together engage in positive team building initiatives, service learning projects, and activities that foster a community of learners and leaders. The Dunbar Dragon family, of scholars and educators, work together to maintain a safe and caring environment promoting teaching and learning.
Students are also afforded extra curricular programs such as, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, a science and math fair, spelling bee, band, choir, student council, girls and boys basketball, drama club, cheerleading, and dance. Paul Dunbar students and staff follow our creed: " We are awesome Paul Dunbar Dragons! We will study and be engaged in learning. We will work hard to reach our potential. We will lead ourselves and others to personal greatness. We will serve our school and community with respect and honor." Every day scholars have a N.O.W. day!- No Opportunity Waited to Work, Study, Serve and Lead!