The mission of the Peck Slip School is to educate young people to be passionate about learning, curious about others and the world, and committed to community engagement. Peck Slip graduates will be active learners and independent thinkers who have high standards, the ability to reflect on their skills, understandings and abilities, and a desire to do their best. Students will apply the same standards for excellence to academic, artistic, athletic, and social endeavors. The impetus for their work will be inquisitiveness about the world and involvement in the diverse communities they participate in – both local (the classroom, neighborhood and city) and global (the human family). Three core principles support this mission:
- Learning is an enjoyable, life-long pursuit. There is always more to learn.
- Perseverance through challenges underlies success.
- Human beings are interdependent. In the classroom and across the world, we rely on one another.
With a sense of optimism and appreciation, Peck Slip students will be avid, lifelong learners eager to discover the world, engage with others, and act on their power to make positive changes in their communities.