The Grauer School has been recognized internationally as a member of the worldwide network of UNESCO ASPnet schools. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and ASPnet is their Associated Schools program.
In common with Grauer School tradition, ASPnet schools commit to conduct pilot projects to promote quality education by reinforcing the humanistic, cultural, and international dimension of education. ASPnet schools are considered as “centers for innovation” and serve to promote UNESCO ideals in their respective communities.
Founded in 1953, UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) is a global network of institutions in 176 countries, ranging from preschools and primary and secondary schools to teacher training institutions, who work in support of quality education in practice. These schools commit to emphasizing:
- –world concerns and the role of the United Nations system
- –Education for sustainable development
- –Peace and human rights
- –Intercultural learning
As of September 2009, there were 32 UNESCO schools in the US and one in California ~ schools like Phillips Exeter Academy, the Center for International Education, and the United Nations School are members.