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Mission & Core Values

 It is the Mission of the Greenwich Public Schools
•  to educate all students to the highest levels of academic  achievement;
•  to enable them to reach and expand their potential; and
•  to prepare them to become productive, responsible, ethical, creative and compassionate members of society.

Core Values: “As educators, we value…
A Comprehensive education:  we provide our students with a challenging, well-rounded education that includes the arts, humanities, mathematics, the sciences, technology, and health, and that fosters students’ social and emotional well-being.
High expectations:  we hold ourselves and our students to high standards of performance and behavior.
Integrity:  we are honest, ethical, and respectful of others, and we foster those traits in our students.
Accountability:  we establish clear goals, measure progress, and take responsibility for results, and we teach our students to become responsible, self-motivated learners.
Collaboration:  we partner with parents and our diverse community to support our students’ learning, and we teach our students to work cooperatively with others to accomplish goals.
Diversity:  we appreciate, respect, and learn from diverse viewpoints, and we teach our students to do the same.
Life-long learning:  we challenge ourselves to continue our own professional and personal development, and we strive to instill a love of learning in our students.”

Vision of the Graduate

The Greenwich Public Schools are committed to preparing students to function effectively in an interdependent global community. Therefore, in addition to acquiring a core body of knowledge*, all students will develop their individual capacities to:

o    Pose and pursue substantive questions
o    Critically interpret, evaluate, and synthesize information
o    Explore, define, and solve complex problems
o    Communicate effectively for a given purpose
o    Advocate for ideas, causes, and actions
o    Generate innovative, creative ideas and products
o    Collaborate with others to produce a unified work and/or heightened understanding
o    Contribute to community through dialogue, service, and/or leadership
o    Conduct themselves in an ethical and responsible manner
o    Recognize and respect other cultural contexts and points of view
o    Pursue their unique interests, passions and curiosities
o    Respond to failures and successes with reflection and resilience
o    Be responsible for their own mental and physical health

*The core body of knowledge is established in local curricular documents which reflect national and state standards as well as workplace expectations.

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