Core Convictions

1. All children have the potential for greatness within them.
2. Healthy childhood development requires strong academic, social-emotional, and personal talent development.
3. Strong academic development must be demonstrable through objective measures.
4. In all areas of childhood development, not everything that matters can be measured objectively.
5. Diversity enriches our experience and makes us better prepared for an increasingly complex world.
6. A long-term commitment between staff members to develop and support one another deepens a school’s positive impact on its students and its community.
7. A child’s education occurs amidst a partnership between the school and the family; a strong partnership increases the odds of a child’s long-term success.
8. The clearest path to becoming a great school is to learn from great models.