Our Mission & Beliefs

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  • Highest aspiration and purpose of the school; a declaration of the unique identity to which the school aspires. its specific purpose, and the means by which it will achieve its purpose.

    The mission of Winchester Public Schools, a vibrant and diverse community of learners, is to have the courage and commitment to inspire every student's passion for excellence in learning.

    This will be accomplished through:

    • innovative and engaging instruction
    • preparation and empowerment of students

    Provided by:

    • a highly qualified and dedicated staff
    • committed families
    • dynamic community partnerships


  • An expression of fundamental values, ethical code, overriding convictions, inviolable principles 

    We believe that . ..

    • Excellence in education is paramount to the success of the City of Winchester.
    • Excellence in education is a shared and reciprocal responsibility among educators, students, families, caregivers and the community.
    • Every student can learn, and, when students have access to quality instruction, technology, and community resources, education is the equalizer.
    • Every student has the right to an excellent education in a safe and engaging learning environment.
    • Mental, emotional, and physical health is essential for optimal learning.
    • Embracing the diversity of students is a strength that unifies our learning community.
    • Success for every student is dependent upon a well-communicated expectation of excellence.
    • Every student must have the requisite knowledge and skills to become a productive citizen in a global society.
    • Pursuing excellence in learning and life develops student self-esteem and self-confidence.