The mission of the Stratford Public Schools is to develop a community of learners in which students acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to meet the challenges of a changing and increasingly diverse 21st century society.
* OUR CORE VALUES
Students will acquire content knowledge, strengthen higher-order thinking, and develop character in order to address 21st century challenges.
* OUR BELIEFS
We believe teachers must work collaboratively in support of student learning and to model collaboration as a social skill with students. We believe that a rigorous curriculum for all students, an acceptance of diversity, and a culture that actively welcomes all learners will contribute to a more knowledgeable community and society. We believe in the value of a strong education as a means for preparing students for work and life in the remainder of the 21st century.
* OUR LEARNING EXPECTATIONS
will use real-world digital and other research tools to access, evaluate and effectively apply information appropriate for authentic tasks. (Academic)
will work independently and collaboratively to solve problems and accomplish goals. (Civic-Social)
will communicate information clearly and effectively using a variety of tools/media in varied contexts for a variety of purposes. (Academic)
will demonstrate innovation, flexibility and adaptability in thinking patterns, work habits and working/learning conditions. (Academic)
will effectively apply the analysis, synthesis and evaluation processes that enable productive problem solving. (Academic)
will value and demonstrate personal responsibility, character, cultural understanding and ethical behavior. (Civic-Social)
will show competence in all core academic subjects and other fields of interest, including the ability to clearly and effectively communicate content information in multiple formats. (Academic)