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.

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