Climb’s Values

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” —Roy E Disney


Students first

Our number one goal is to improve the lives of our students which means we make choices that create long-term value for students, especially when selecting our partner schools.


Thoughtful decisiveness

  • We are smart about moving fast but also understand that there is no one-size-fits-all decision-making process.

    • If a decision is reversible, we act swiftly.

    • If a decision is irreversible, we act methodically, carefully, and with deliberation.

  • We plan and build for the long term.


Continuous learning

  • Learning the right skills can change someone’s life. We embody this by always striving to improve.

  • We’re not afraid to try new paths and solutions.

  • We challenge the status quo and are not afraid to have our own points of view challenged.


Collaboration and Trust

  • We trust each other - and ourselves - to get things done together. We earn that trust by being communicative, transparent, and collaborative.

  • We respect people’s time and opinions.

  • We celebrate our wins and own our mistakes so we can get better next time.


Ownership and Perseverance

  • It’s never not our problem.

  • We always try and do the hardest thing on our list first, because chances are it’s the most important.

  • Some days will be great and some days won’t, we’ll figure it out together.


Honesty, Transparency, and Integrity

  • We value transparency and open discussion - no bad questions, no topic off limits. We’re here to grow Climb, and sometimes the uncomfortable discussions are what help us grow.

  • We share feedback honestly and openly.

  • We act with integrity by doing the right thing, even if it's not easy.


People make the company

  • We are our company, and our growth is the company’s growth.

  • We strive to build the best conditions possible for all of us to work together effectively.

  • We keep it fun. We’re solving a large, exciting challenge. Problems are solved when people are genuinely excited by the process of coming up with the solutions.