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Vision, Mission and Values

Vision


We envision a community of joyful, lifelong learners prepared to make a positive difference in the world.


Mission
Our mission is to engage, challenge, and inspire children to reach their potential and develop their own voices within an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative community that values distinct contributions and abilities. We prepare teachers to implement our vision, mission, and values, and we share our educational approach with the larger community.


Values
We inspire a love of learning.
We create an integrated, meaningful curriculum in which children can explore and experiment through first hand experiences.  We give children the opportunity to pursue their interests and thoughts, to make choices, and to take responsibility for their own learning.  We encourage curiosity, imagination, and creativity.

We understand children and childhood.
We are knowledgeable about the stages of child development and the different needs of each age group.  We create learning experiences responsive to the stages of childhood. We are skilled in observing children and utilizing a variety of approaches to engage each child.

We honor diversity.
We value diversity of all kinds – for students, staff, and trustees.  We develop in children an understanding of similarities and differences in people and the ability to make socially responsible decisions.  We encourage flexibility, resourcefulness, critical thinking, and communication.

We promote responsibility for our environment and community.
We provide a safe, nurturing, mutually respectful community.  We cultivate in our students the ability and desire to be responsive and contributing members of the world.  We value honesty, compassion, and courage.

We view education as a partnership between parents, teachers, and students.
We actively include parents in their child’s education and the life of the school.  We promote the continued professional and personal development of our staff.  We involve teachers, parents, and the whole school community in recognizing our mission.

We believe in each individual.
We recognize that each child is unique and significant; therefore, we respect and build positive relationships with children and encourage them to know themselves – their strengths, challenges, learning style, culture and interests. We provide a dynamic, challenging learning environment in which children can develop to their full potential – socially, emotionally, creatively, intellectually, and physically.

We believe every child deserves this life-changing approach to teaching and learning.
We know the British Primary educational philosophy delivers effective teaching in the classroom. All children can benefit from this teaching approach.


We share what we know about children and education with others.
We offer a teacher preparation program where college graduates work alongside our master teachers to qualify for a State teaching license and/or Masters degree.  We work with other schools and organizations interested in the British Primary approach to learning.



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