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Mission, Vision, Core Beliefs & Goals

Montclair Public Schools’ Mission

The Montclair Public School District is dedicated to creating a culture of learning and continuous improvement that provides every child with a high quality, creative, innovative and challenging education, through a magnet system of integrated schools in which every school represents a strong, diverse and vibrant community of learners.

Adopted by the Board: 8.21.17

Montclair Public Schools’ Vision

The Montclair Public Schools will cultivate and support our students to become high academic achievers, curious and creative thinkers, and socially adept young people who are prepared for college, careers, and livelihoods in the 21st century. 

Adopted by the Board: 8.21.17

Core Beliefs

We believe:

  • Challenging all students by providing high-quality academic opportunities is essential to student success.
  • All children, regardless of circumstances, can achieve at high levels.

  • Effective educators are key to improving growth in student achievement. In addition, the Board of Education and Central Office must promote an environment of continuous improvement and innovation that results in a high performing district that is 100% focused on student achievement and success.
  • Supportive and engaged parents, guardians and members of our diverse community must be welcomed and encouraged to become active participants in the education of our students.

Adopted by the Board: 8.21.17

2017-2018 Board Goals

  • Goal 1:  Be an effective and efficient policy-making body that establishes and directs the district goals and provides effective oversight.

  • Goal 2:  Be responsible for setting policies that prioritize and support growth for all students.

  • Goal 3:  Be aware of and responsive to the community's varied values and priorities and shall engage in respectful and timely interactions with the entire community.

  • Goal 4:  Build the capacity to assure the sound and fiscally responsible disposition of district resources to achieve its goals in a manner that benefits all children.

  • Goal 5:  Make measurable progress to becoming a district where race, ethnicity, and/or socio-economic status do not predict student achievement.

  • Goal 6:  Hire a permanent Superintendent that embraces the mission, vision, core values, and goals of the district before the start of school year 2018-2019.

Adopted by the Board: 8.21.17

Updated: 9/5/2017