We believe that every young adolescent…

  • Has the capacity to learn, grow, and develop into a knowledgeable, reflective, caring, ethical, and contributing citizen.
  • Must have access to the very best programs and practices a school can offer.
  • Must be engaged in learning that is relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory.
  • Faces significant life choices and needs support in making wise and healthy decisions.
  • Thrives academically, socially, and emotionally in a democratic learning environment where trust and respect are paramount and where family and community are actively involved.
  • Deserves educators who are prepared to work with this age group, who are themselves lifelong learners and committed to their own ongoing professional development and growth.