Our mission is to create a community of self-sufficient lifelong learners who are cooperative, respectful and responsible. We create safe, inclusive and engaging classrooms as places of exploration and creativity. We have routines and procedures that foster students taking responsibility for learning and achieving their personal best. Students reflect on themselves as learners in the roles of readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, sociologists, athletes, and artists. Our students see their own individual strengths and set goals for their learning. They develop the skills to empathize with others through active listening and group work. This helps them see themselves as unique and part of a larger diverse society. As we tend to their learning, we emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, and students’ ability to express themselves clearly. All of our students are moving towards mastering the essential skills and grade level standards so that they can thrive as learners in school and throughout their lives.