Cave Hill School Vision, Philosophy, and Objectives
The Cave Hill School will provide an educational environment designed to encourage each student to acquire the necessary skills and perspectives needed for a meaningful life and career. The school will strive to encourage students to form desirable habits that are necessary for them to become responsible, informed citizens. In general, we aim to have students develop attitudes and practices necessary for a satisfying, worthwhile life.
We believe that all children must be provided equal but not identical opportunities to allow them to achieve. We believe that all students must learn in an environment, which allows them to develop positive attitudes toward themselves and genuine respect for others.
A core curriculum will be provided that is designed to develop mastering of the basic skills of education, as well as to give students a broad educational foundation compatible with their interests, aptitudes, and aims.
We believe in order to achieve our goals and to implement this philosophy that the school must secure the involvement of the community, students, staff, parents, and citizens. Educational responsibility must be shared with important community institutions. We strongly believe that our school unit’s success depends on good rapport and cooperation with our communities and its institutions.
The board recognizes the professional staff as the body that is legally charged with the responsibility for the education of all children. In fulfilling that responsibility, the staff will ensure the following:
- All children will master basic skills in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and history;
- Instruction will be provided which is appropriate to each individual with respect to goals, methodology and evaluation;
- Students will be seen in their totality as physical, mental, social, and aesthetic beings, which requires a knowledge of child growth and development;
- Professional staff members, in order to effectively execute their responsibilities, will establish goals for themselves consistent with the philosophy of the board and individual school. Staff members will engage in a self-evaluation process for the purpose of self-improvement—the ultimate objective being an improved instructional program for all students; and
- The board recognizes that this high technological society demands that students learn how to cope with change and learn to accept that “learning” is a continuous process.