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Mission and Philosophy

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The Phillipsburg School District is a proud and diverse community dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment where every student feels respected and valued. We strive for academic excellence, fostering the unique talents and abilities of each student to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world.

In the Phillipsburg School District, we believe that…

* Each member of the school community is entitled to a safe, caring, learning environment.
* Every person is unique, important, and deserving of respect, understanding, and appreciation.
* Education is the shared responsibility of the student, school, home, and community.
* School success occurs when self-esteem is fostered and challenging work is meaningful.
* Daily attendance and participation maximize student achievement.
* Technological resources empower all stakeholders to succeed in an ever-changing society.
* Quality professional development drives innovation and continuous improvement within the school system.
* An engaging curriculum prepares students to become lifelong learners and contributing members of society.
* Membership in extra-curricular activities and athletics contributes to students’ overall well-being.
* Multiple assessment strategies guide instruction and advance learning.
Updated by the Phillipsburg Board of Education on October 9, 2017