District Mission Statement

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.