• Educational Philosophy  

    The purpose of education in our schools shall be to kindle a desire and provide the means for an intellectual, emotional, moral, social, and physical growth leading to knowledge and excellence; to help all children acquire, according to their capabilities, the power and will to learn and to live a creative life as a member of a democratic society; and to help each individual student develop the will to explore and enlarge the realm of the human mind and spirit.

    In order to achieve these goals, our schools will provide teaching that inspires, challenges, informs, and constantly searches for methods of improvement; a classroom climate that recognizes the value of encouragement and the positive approach to education; and professional, flexible evaluation techniques that reflect children's cumulative growth and complete development as well as their academic achievement.

    The staff, with the Board of Education's full cooperation, will strive to make it possible for each child to: develop the ability to think clearly, reason effectively, master the tools of learning and use them with purpose; acquire an understanding of history, appreciate our nation's heritage, traditions, and ideals, and achieve respect for individuals and their differences and for the relationships that exist on a personal, local, national, and international level; develop originality and creativity, and maintain the integrity of the individual personality; achieve sound physical and mental health with body and mind disciplined by physical activities, learning experiences, and a heightened sense of responsibility for full participation in society; and be constantly guided towards high moral, ethical, and aesthetic values.

    The Board of Education recognizes that learning is a lifelong process and acknowledges responsibility for helping adults continue to learn in order to achieve creative and occupational fulfillment.

    Adopted by the Board of Education on November 26, 1962. Amended June 27, 1974, and August 5, 1982.

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