Mission, Vision & Beliefs


At Douglas Elementary School, we aspire to cultivate curiosity and a love of learning in a joyful community, rooted in inclusivity, diversity, and respect for every individual. We strive to provide a quality and equitable education to all students to equip them to be brave, compassionate citizens of the world. 


We will achieve this by fostering classroom communities that prioritize students’ social and emotional well-being and a growth mindset. These will be guided by caring, skilled teachers who recognize the value of collaborative learning and the use of innovative technology to prepare our students for the future. We strive to facilitate an enriching curriculum that supports our students as they work to meet grade-level standards designed around their unique needs. We value and lift up student voices and their individual perspectives.


Show Perseverance 

  • We strive to cultivate an environment that supports the growth mindset of students and challenges them to become curious, creative problem solvers. 
  • We strive for all students to feel confident and capable of doing their best. We do this with resilience, grit, and joy.

Offer Compassion

  • Throughout the school day, students act kindly toward their classmates and all adults. Whatever you do; do it with kindness.
  • Students and staff will aim to “put themselves” in others’ shoes and work to better understand themselves and others. We act with empathy.

Act Responsibly

  • We value safety throughout the building at all times. We encourage accountability to demonstrate the behaviors and expectations committed to by all members of our community. 

Respect yourself, others, and the school

  • All students and their perspectives are valued. 
  • We act with inclusivity and respect at all times.

Behaviors we demonstrate: Resilience; Grit; Joy; Kindness; Empathy; Safety; Accountability; Inclusivity; Respect

  • Resilience: The ability to bounce back from adversity, adapt to challenges, and recover from difficult experiences.
  • Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals. It involves sustained effort and determination in the face of obstacles.
  • Joy: A positive and intense emotion of happiness or delight.
  • Kindness: Treating others with compassion, generosity, and consideration. It involves being friendly and considerate.
  • Empathy: Understanding and sharing the feelings of others. It involves the ability to relate to and connect with others emotionally.
  • Safety: Creating an environment that is free from harm or danger, ensuring the well-being of individuals.
    Accountability: Taking responsibility for one's actions and being answerable for the consequences.
  • Inclusivity
  • Respect: Showing consideration and regard for others, acknowledging their worth and treating them with dignity.



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