Mission Statement

Mission Statement
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The students, parents, staff, and administrators of the Maple Shade school district are a community of learners, each responsible for supporting one another in reaching our highest potential towards achievement of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

We believe:

  • All students can learn, but do so differently.
  • Each student is entitled to personalized learning from caring adults in an intellectually stimulating environment that is physically and emotionally safe.
  • The most influential factor in the learning process and best predictor of student achievement is the teacher.
  • An effective educational system anticipates, plans and acts in response to a changing world, preparing each graduate for success in a global environment.
  • Students thrive in a learning environment that guides self discovery and self determination.
  • It is important to infuse technology throughout the curriculum to actively engage students and embrace their learning modalities.
  • Education must develop students’ understandings of the social, emotional, physical, economic, and environmental implications of their decisions.
  • We have the obligation to nurture a culture of respect that honors the uniqueness of the individual, provides a sense of belonging, and fosters responsibility toward the community.