“Giving our students both roots and wings.”


  • Through a focus on teamwork we foster a clear sense of purpose that is shared by teachers, parents and students. 
  • We value partnerships and encourage the involvement of volunteers and the community.  
  • We support and nurture a culture of shared leadership and collegiality.

We Prioritize Student Success

  • We model the belief that all children are capable and work to build upon their individual strengths.
  • We motivate and challenge all students to succeed.
  • We create an environment where students are empowered, have ownership and a voice.

A Strong Instructional Program

  • All staff share responsibility for student outcomes. 
  • Curriculum is tied to standards and is delivered in both traditional and innovative ways to motivate and accommodate the individual needs and interest of our students. 
  • We use student achievement data to improve our instruction.

We Are Learners

  • Staff and students are engaged and excited about learning. 
  • We respect and support each others’ passions.      
  • We practice reflective thinking with a purposeful intent toward growth and improvement.

Diversity / Individuality is Valued

  • We strive to create an inclusive environment.
  • We welcome diversity and differences and view them as strengths. 
  • We respect one another as individuals and work with students, staff and families from a capacity perspective.      

A Safe and Happy School Climate

  • We create an environment that is welcoming, nurturing and safe where mind work and heart work occur concurrently.      
  • Positive citizenship  skills are modeled, taught and reinforced throughout the school; expectations are consistent. 
  • Relationships are built on good communication, trust and mutual respect among staff, students, parents and community members. 
  • We value a beautiful school environment where student art and work adorns the      walls and a connection with our natural environment is evident.

We Enjoy Our Work

  • We are cohesive, energetic and positive; we laugh and create a joyous environment.