Core Beliefs

North Park Elementary School

Core Beliefs and Commitments


We believe that:

  • Public education is central to our democracy.
  • We are responsible for maintaining high performing schools that provide all students with  the 21st century knowledge, skills and values necessary for success.
  • Our administrative team, teachers, staff, and families make the critical difference in student achievement.
  • Engaging our students' families and the community in the education process enhances learning and academic achievement.


Based on these Core Beliefs, we are committed to:

  • Providing our students with the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential.
  • Providing clear expectations to our teachers and an effective support to meet those expectations.
  • Giving our students equal access to a well-rounded, rigorous curriculum that is research-based and data driven.
  • Embracing our community's diversity and the strengths of our staff, students and community, and using it to enhance the educational environment.
  • Operating effectively and efficiently with transparency of purpose and open communication at all phases of decision-making.
  • Allocating adequate resources according to the needs of each child.
  • Providing safe and orderly learning and working environments.
  • Ensuring that an effective teacher leads every classroom.
  • Modeling reflection and continuous growth and self-improvement.
  • Providing resources for relevant professional development.
  • Partnering with community members to maximize student learning.