Mission & Core Values
Board of Education Policy E-000 states, "All District operations and resources will be directed toward fulfilling the Mission, Values, and Beliefs in word, action, policy, and decision-making."
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
Established by the Greenwich Community in 2009, and adopted by the Board of Education
The Vision of the Graduate outlines the individual capacities that, in addition to acquiring a core body of knowledge, each student is expected to develop by the time they graduate from Greenwich High School. 'The Vision' was established by a cross-role, representative task force in 2008-09, including teachers, students, parents, elected officials, administrators, members of the Board of Education, and representation from corporations and higher education. The task force gathered input from all stakeholder groups in the Greenwich Community for developing and writing The Vision. All schools, programs and departments of the Greenwich Public Schools are responsible for aligning their goals, practices, instruction, curriculum, and/or services toward achievement of The Vision:
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--which is established in local curricular documents reflecting national and state standards as well as workplace expectations--all students will develop their individual capacities to:
Master a core body of knowledge
Pose and pursue substantive questions
Critically interpret, evaluate, and synthesize information
Explore, define, and solve complex problems
Generate innovative, creative ideas and products
Be responsible for their own mental and physical health
Conduct themselves in an ethical and responsible manner
Recognize and respect other cultural contexts and points of view
Pursue their unique interests, passions and curiosities
Respond to failures and successes with reflection and resilience
Communicate effectively for a given purpose
Advocate for ideas, causes, and actions
Collaborate with others to produce a unified work and/or heightened understanding
Contribute to community through dialogue, service, and/or leadership