School Goals

To value education, we:

  • Strive to develop a lifelong love of learning in our students.
  • Focus on the intellectual, ethical and social development of our students.
  • Live by an honor code based on honesty and integrity.
  • Devote time and resources to educating children to fulfill their promise and potential.

To implement democratic practice, we:

  • Develop conditions and processes that foster dialogue.
  • Create and maintain a learning environment of respect, tolerance, collaboration and discipline.
  • Appreciate and celebrate the cultural, religious and social diversity within the school community.
  • Provide structures for participatory decision making.
  • Give students a freedom of choice consistent with their development, and hold them accountable for the consequences of their choices.

To support excellence, we:

  • Foster a style of learning that is active, self-directed, discovery based and engaging.
  • Provide experiences in which students can excel by learning the value of work and commitment.
  • Implement performance standards based on curricula that define essential learning outcomes.
  • Use effective evaluation methods to help students’ focus, direct and reflect on their learning.
  • Acquire the technologies and resources necessary to enrich learning in all areas.
  • Prepare students for the emerging professions of the future.
  • Provide a campus and facilities that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

To support the centrality of language, we:

  • Provide students with an integrated bilingual educational program.
  • Develop literacy in its fullest sense: verbal, mathematical, scientific, and artistic.
  • Meet individual students’ needs in the area of language and literacy.

To respond to individual student needs, we:

  • Provide health and counseling programs for students in collaboration with their parents.
  • Provide enrichment programs and services, and integrate enrichment activities into the classroom environment.
  • Provide direction, and support special learning needs through a strong, multidisciplinary, student services program.
  • Promote extracurricular activities to meet student needs and to develop student talents.

To fulfill social responsibilities, we:

  • Nurture social awareness and responsibility along with concern and respect for oneself and others.
  • Provide opportunities for all students to experience the value of helping others through a strong community service program.
  • Emphasize environmental issues, and prepare students to deal with the increasing human ability to alter the planet’s environment.

To build the school community, we:

  • Create community dynamics at the classroom level.
  • Provide team building strategies for faculty and administrators.
  • Establish partnerships with parents as essential collaborators and vital members of the school community.
  • Value all members of the community and encourage solidarity based on democratic practice.

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