Our vision is the creation of a learning environment that develops self-actualized learners with an enthusiasm for learning. A wealth of human resources, as well as state of the art technology will provide children in the Mission Estancia learning community with rich experiences, nurturing support, and intellectual challenges. Children respect diversity, treat others with kindness, appreciate the natural environment, and strive to preserve it. Curriculum and instructional strategies build a strong academic foundation and are enriched with meaningful activities in the arts. Family, staff, and community collaborate to provide support for children's education. Children are motivated, confident learners who take pride in their work and accept responsibility for their own learning and behavior. Children interact with others to develop responsibility and acquire life-long learning skills needed in a global society along with an understanding of their vital role in the future.
Our mission is to assist our children to value learning and to be successful in school, society and work by providing a challenging and nurturing learning experience. We work in partnership with family and community preparing children to be leaders in a diverse, ever changing world. Modeling what we expect, we educate children in an academic curriculum to become:
Collaborative Team Members
Self Directed Learners
Responsible Members of Society
Constructive Thinkers and Problem Solvers
GUIDING PRINCIPLES: We are all leaders in a district committed to modeling our vision of educational excellence. As we build a culture of collaboration and open-communication, we are guided by these principles:
CHILDREN FIRST: We believe that children are the focus of all decisions.
FAMILY: We recognize the importance of family in a child's success and are committed to a home and school partnership.
HONESTY: We are committed to honest and ethical behavior.
TRUST AND RESPECT: We are committed to interaction based on trust and respect.
SHARED LEADERSHIP: We are committed to shared leadership which sets the standards for educational excellence, emphasizing innovative research, planning, and evaluation.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: We are committed to continuous quality improvement.
TEAMWORK: We are committed to teamwork that emphasizes shared leadership, and consensus building.