• The primary mission of the Medford Township Public Schools is to educate students to become successful citizens of the twenty first century. We will help students reach their highest potential; physically, academically, emotionally and socially. Students who enter the Medford schools will find the challenge and support needed to help them function in a world that requires:

    competence in academics, arts and music;

    excellence in communication;

    adaptability, creativity, critical thinking;

    valuing of diversity;

    worthy leadership in school, community, nation; and

    development of character.

    In order to attain these goals, we maintain excellent schools which:

    provide a safe and healthy environment;

    foster an acceptance of individual differences and cultural diversity; maintain diversity and respect individual needs;

    build a strong cultural heritage, rich in the arts, music, and literature;

    provide students with all skills necessary to succeed in the twenty first century;

    draw community resources and talents from local businesses and organizations;

    provide effective communication between students and teachers, teachers and parents, schools and community;

    provide accountability at all levels;

    have well-prepared, motivated, educated and enthusiastic staffs;

    maximize learning opportunities; encourage all students to meet their greatest potential;

    provide opportunities for student leadership in varieties of ways;

    foster life long learning;

    remain committed to values which build well-rounded individuals prepared to contribute to their homes, community, workplace, country, and world;

    redesign competition to allow outstanding students to excel and help all students develop positive self-esteem through academic challenge and success that rewards all levels of performance;

    provide an effective, contemporary, articulated curriculum which reflects the New Jersey core curriculum content standards and common core state standards;

    develop independence in accessing information systems leading to developing critical thinking and problem solving skills;

    teach all children to read and enjoy reading;

    develop technological literacy; and

    provide many opportunities to explore the greater world beyond the school in the area of environmental awareness.