As on an artist’s palette consisting of many colors, so is the make-up of our school. The Elmer Wood Staff works to blend these colors to harmonize and bring out the true beauty of each child. Hence, our mission statement:
“Every Child is a Masterpiece in the Making” is the foundation upon which our school vision has been established. The ultimate purpose of education is to help each student develop academic skills and accept the responsibilities and obligations of good citizenship which lead to successful participation in tomorrow’s world. Our programs meet the diverse needs of all students, generate a sense of belonging, and nurture our youngsters as they each find their path through childhood.
We believe that students are the focus of public education. We believe that each student is unique and that our staff and programs provide for multiple opportunities for success. We believe in developing academically competent, confident and considerate citizens. We believe that learning occurs best in a safe and respectful environment. We believe our students’ success depends upon a highly qualified staff who are valued and respected for their diverse backgrounds. We believe that we serve students best through programs and practices that are responsive to changing needs. We believe that our success depends upon the development of effective leaders, staff and students who create a vision and translate that vision into reality.