** provide a safe and nurturing learning environment.
** create an effective partnership among school, home and community with shared responsibility for learning.
** promote staff development, as it plays an integral role in strengthening teacher skills and professionalism.
** implement differentiated curriculum and academic expectations that are rigorous and relevant and foster intrinsic motivation, so that all students may reach their academic potential.
** incorporate literacy across and within all content areas so that reading, writing, speaking and listening are collaborative and connected components of curriculum.
** embrace cultural diversity and teach tolerance and respect so that students will have an appreciation and acceptance for societal and cultural differences.
** support students in the transition from childhood to adolescence, and adolescence to adulthood, by providing for their social, emotional and physiological needs.
** continually evaluate, refine and reflect on educational philosophies and practices through curriculum mapping and grade-level articulation to ensure that learning remains engaging, challenging and authentic.