The purpose of River School is: To educate sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to be responsible, respectful self-motivated learners who make positive contributions to their communities. We will accomplish this with the collaboration of teachers, parents and students who provide a nurturing learning environment that emphasizes academic competence, creative expression, and personal and social responsibility while modeling the values we want our students to learn.
Mission Goals: In order to accomplish this purpose, the collaborative community of students, parents, and staff intend to develop students who are:
- Responsible Willing to see oneself as cause, instead of victim Take responsibility for their choices in actions and in academics Become self-motivated, competent, life-long learners
- Respectful Respect the diversity of opinions by examining issues from multiple perspectives Value the uniqueness and contribution of each individual Work collaboratively with peers and teachers
- Resourceful Demonstrate proficiency in the core academic subjects Solve problems independently, collaboratively, and creatively Communicate written and spoken ideas clearly and effectively
- Responsive Listen and respond to others with compassion Make choices from an understanding that the world is interdependent and interconnected