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Mission and Philosophy

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The Phillipsburg School District, a proud and diverse learning community with a strong sense of tradition, ensures all students are afforded a safe, nurturing, and secure environment, while providing them with opportunities to be engaged in a rigorous and enriching program of study designed to prepare them for college and career. Mastery of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards empowers our graduates to become effective, lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities, representing the ideals of the Stateliner family.

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