Active Learning - We focus on children as individuals, providing a meaningful, engaging, vigorous and joyful learning experience in which students learn by doing, thinking and problem-solving. We encourage curiosity, initiative, independence and collaboration. Students realize the Quaker values through action both inside and outside the classroom.
Simplicity - We encourage simple living, with focus, intention, and creativity. We practice plain and truthful speaking and are mindful of the present moment. We hold a weekly Quaker Meeting for Worship, which is a time of reflection and truth seeking, in community.
Peace - Our program focuses on integrating social-emotional development, self and social awareness and empathy into our daily learning routines. We teach and practice anti-racism, collaborative skills, peaceful communication, and global peace initiatives so that our students are confident to challenge racism, hate, and bigotry. We celebrate peacemakers.
Integrity - Personal responsibility, self-advocacy and honesty are learned through modeling and practice. Teachers and students demonstrate integrity in their academic work and social relationships and these commitments are expressed in the school’s honor code, transparent approach to governance, and adherence to Quaker values and process at the board, classroom and school-community levels.
Community - Community is learned through service to others and respect for self, others and the environment. We have school-wide and student-led service projects through which students connect with the local and global community. We support public education and seek partnerships with organizations in our local communities, including school districts, colleges, universities.
Equity - The pursuit of equity is an active process, in which young and adults people can and should engage. Students learn about equity through developmentally-attuned instruction at each grade level, which honors racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, socioeconomic, ability and religious diversity within and beyond our school community. We actively seek diversity in our school community. We support equitable sharing of resources in our local community and educational systems.
Stewardship and Sustainability - Students learn to be stewards of their communities by playing an active role in preserving resources, tending relationships, maintaining the environment, and participating in community. We value the natural world and recognize our responsibility to learn from, care for, and protect it. We are also committed to being stewards of a diverse and complete narrative of history, which reinforces our values of equity and integrity.