Educational Philosophy

  • Education is a shared responsibility in a school community of board, administration, faculty, students and parents.
  • A safe and secure environment that is marked by respect for the rights of others and acceptance of personal responsibility is conducive to effective learning.
  • Education must encompass the development of the whole individual; academic, aesthetic, creative, social, physical, emotional and spiritual.
  • Students are individuals whose learning is influenced by age, prior knowledge, background, experiences, personality and physiology.
  • The learning environment and educational process should recognize different learning styles, abilities and interests.
  • Education is most effective when the learner is actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Education should provide meaningful and relevant experiences that parallel those found in everyday life.
  • The student’s school experience should foster self-esteem and self-confidence, which are integral components of the successful learner.
  • Education should foster independent thinking to encourage creativity, thoughtful decision making, critical analysis, and an appreciation and understanding of differences in opinion.
  • The school experience should promote positive interpersonal relationships where students can work together, become caring and sharing individuals, with the concern and feeling for others.
  • The establishment of realistic, yet challenging expectations and the learner’s responsibility for their achievement promotes excellence.
  • Education should encourage responsible citizenship and global awareness. 
R.Martin Kennedy

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