Over the last year, the Middle School faculty and staff worked on a vision for the middle school. This vision guides our work to create academic excellence inside and outside of Armfield’s walls. Our vision follows,
Canterbury Middle School develops:
The Whole Child: Recognizes that a complete education requires us to develop the “whole child” in mind, body, and spirit, and places academics as the cornerstone of our whole child approach.
Relationships: Fosters strong, trusting and respectful relationships among faculty, administration, students, and parents.
Best Practices: Ensures that decisions are guided by best practices for middle schools and our students’ best interests.
Well-Being: Ensures students’ social and emotional well-being.
High Expectations: Sets high expectations for every member of our community.
21st Century Skills: Fosters 21st century skills through an emphasis on scholarship, leadership, and service.
We are able to implement this vision through four primary avenues: student leadership, mission-driven structures, student-focused support, and communication.
Over the next few posts, I will outline these implementation avenues in more detail, which will provide a road map for you as your family navigates through the middle school years at Canterbury.