Isaac E. Young Middle School
Growing Minds of All Kinds
Mission Statement: What we do and why we do it
Within a caring and empowering culture of equity and excellence, we commit to providing every student a high quality, engaging and appropriately challenging education that prepares students for high school and beyond and contributes to the development of adults who can lead their best lives.
Vision Statement: What we hope to achieve
A high performing school where students create, lead, wonder, question, advocate, and love to learn; educators inspire learning; and an active partnership among parents, staff, and students is valued
Contribute to the development of students who are prepared to make meaningful contributions to an ever-changing global society and who are prepared to achieve their personal best lives with dignity, integrity, and confidence
Learning: We believe that we must engage every learner every day in a caring and joyous learning community where students can continue to develop the ability to: question, wonder, imagine, lead, think critically, create, advocate for themselves and others, make mistakes, self correct, and develop their agency. Therefore, we will honor the development of the whole child by focusing on all aspects of a child’s education, including academic growth, extracurricular pursuits, social-emotional resilience, and physical well-being. We will engage students in authentic problem solving and inquiry, expose students to different perspectives and points of view, encourage risk-taking, and provide opportunities for students to contribute to their own learning and the learning of others within a collaborative and innovative learning environment.
Relationships: We believe that collaboration and voice is important to our success. Strong partnerships built on inclusion, trust, and communication strengthens our ability to effectively educate all students. Therefore, we will strive to foster active partnerships that are inclusive of students, parents, staff, and the community.
Respect: We believe that every child is unique and adds value to our learning community. The diversity of our cultures, experiences, interests, perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and skills are an asset that makes us stronger and allows for deeper levels of learning. Therefore, we will listen to each other and exchange ideas in respectful ways. We will model and expect kindness, civility, and positive and respectful interactions.
Excellence: We believe that having high standards is necessary to ensure that all students are ready for the future. Therefore, we commit to practices that are inclusive and responsive to the needs of all learners. We will strive for continuous improvement and hold ourselves and each other accountable to the highest standards of teaching and learning. We will create conditions for teachers to teach students as individuals within a community of learners and focus on developing and delivering instruction that provides all students with the opportunity to learn deeply, grow, evolve, and thrive.
Equity: We believe that all students matter and enrich the school community. Outcomes and opportunities should not be determined by race, ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic status. Therefore, we will use our resources in ways that promote and sustain the growth and achievement of all our students. We will hold high-expectations for all students and staff. We will strive to eliminate school-based barriers that impede school success and replace them with equitable and responsive practices that allow all students to achieve the best possible outcomes.
As a school community, we are committed to our purpose and the importance of our work as educators. We will strive to meet the needs of every learner, every day.