Departments & Programs - Athletics

Our Mission

To develop responsible citizens and lifelong learners who respect learning, the environment, themselves and others.

What We Want

We want our graduates to have the following attributes:

Self-Esteem

  • legitimate feelings of self worth and competence;

Knowledge and Thinking Ability

  • a solid track record of academic success and a base for further learning;

Process Skills

  • the ability to communicate, solve problems, make decisions and contribute to a group;

Citizenship

  • the ability and predisposition to be a responsible member of society;

Self-Directed Lifelong Learner

  • the capacity to select wise personal goals and the self-discipline to achieve them.

Our Values and Beliefs

We value the diversity and uniqueness of individuals. We believe:

  • everyone can learn skills and develop talents
  • everyone learns best in a safe, caring and nurturing environment
  • everyone can learn more through encouragement and recognition
  • everyone learns at different rates
  • everyone learns in different ways

We value the process and importance of learning. We believe:

  • learning is driven by personal goals and success
  • learning may be enhanced by:
    • clear purpose
    • high expectations and positive attitudes
    • understanding of the learning and evaluation process
    • alignment between best knowledge and instructional practice
    • outcomes that are defined and assessed
    • partnerships of students, staff, parents and community

We value leadership and service. We believe:

  • everyone has a responsibility to lead and to serve
  • our actions must be based on knowledge and informed practice
  • our community is inter-connected and inter-dependent
  • consensus and collaboration are critical
  • leadership is enhanced by:
    • inspiring a shared vision
    • seeking continuous improvement
    • setting an example and supporting others
    • recognizing individual and team contributions
    • sharing power and information