Our Beliefs

  1. Students benefit from high standards, challenging expectations and quality work.
     

  2. Teachers will challenge every student by matching high academic expectations to individual learning potential, thereby increasing student performance.
     

  3. Teachers, administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.
     

  4. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
     

  5. Students learn best in a safe and respectful environment.
     

  6. Every student is a valued individual with unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
     

  7. Students learn best when they have appropriate opportunities for success.
     

  8. Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
     

  9. A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
     

  10. Students will develop planning habits, think independently, use multiple resources, evaluate personal actions, be sensitive to feedback, restrain impulsivity, make a point when it is warranted, and work diligently on a task when answers are not immediately evident.
     

  11. Students need to apply their learning in meaningful contexts.
     

  12. Schools need to function as a learning organization and promote opportunities for all those who have a stake in the success of the school to work together as a community of learners.
     

  13. The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.