Our Mission Statement
The Collingswood Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee spent a significant amount of time discussing priorities. Working from the statement "When everything is a priority, nothing is a priority," the team focused on ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT and EFFICIENCY as its top two priorities. Those two priorities were part of each discussion that ensued.
As a result of our commitment to our priorities, we believe we developed mission and vision statements that are both simple and powerful:
In addition to the more formal Vision and Mission Statements, the Strategic Planning Committee noted its core purpose and rallied around the importance of having our students develop and embrace a growth mindset.
By embracing a growth mindset, students learn that there is a difference between not mastering a skill and not mastering a skill yet. By embracing the "yet" philosophy, students are taught that hard work and perseverance, rather than static intelligence, are to be celebrated and admired.