Philosophy of Education

Education is a dynamic, life-long process for students to discover and demonstrate the potential embedded within themselves.  A 21st Century education provides all students the knowledge and skills to succeed as responsible, productive leaders of their communities. The instruction of traditional and new disciplines must be innovative, fostering critical thinking and reflection, so that each student is engaged in a meaningful journey. A successful instructional model requires effective professional development for the entire staff to ensure qualitative and quantitative gains for all students, and a vibrant and responsive school community.


An excellent school builds on the natural gifts of each learner by facilitating an education that promotes curiosity and risk taking.  The student is enabled to try different approaches in learning, promote appropriate behaviors such as taking a stand against bullying, initiate community action projects, and represent the school in functions and performances.  Student empowerment through appropriate encouragement and supports further develops the love of learning, unlocking the boundless potential embedded within each human being.  Students should be guided to investigate, process information, and draw independent conclusions to gain self-confidence and the ability to problem solve.  A responsive school validates individual thoughts and styles by establishing an understanding that the acquisition of knowledge is unique to the individual learner as well as to a group of learners. A collaborative learning process promotes gains for all students, producing a community of learners and effective citizens.





In pursuit of optimal achievement for all students, an excellent educational team reviews instructional materials and practices in a consistent, nurturing manner. This team discusses, evaluates, and implements changes by examining its instructional successes and challenges and through analysis of different assessments and their results to modify instructional materials and practices.  Individual members of this educational team must create a community within the classroom and school that fosters a culture of academic excellence, respect, and citizenship. The team must facilitate the culture of learning every day by modeling appropriate behaviors and engaging in meaningful dialogue with students about their roles as members of their local and global communities.


An educational leader must foster a genuine and interactive relationship with all constituents. Visibility and a continuous dialogue with students, staff, and the community can make the educational leader approachable, as well as highlighting the status of daily and long-term operations, ensuring appropriate adjustments. An effective leader assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the diversity of processes, programs, and individuals, and utilizes this information to meet the mission of the school and the individual needs of the students. In pursuit of excellence, this leader must strive to be an exceptional listener, facilitating objective and ongoing dialogue among all constituents that promotes collaboration and creates a school culture where everyone’s focus is to enrich the learning environment.


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