Mission and Vision

School Mission

The faculty and staff of Balfour School, working together with parents, students, and community members, will create a culture that empowers students to become active, global citizens and lifelong learners.


School Vision

The faculty and staff of Balfour School, working together with parents, students, and community members, will create a culture that empowers students to become active, global citizens and lifelong learners.


Core Beliefs

To lead us toward our vision and mission, our school community shares the following core beliefs:

  • Student learning is the chief priority for the school.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Fostering the appreciation of diversity increases students’ understanding of different people and cultures, leading to global awareness.
  • A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
  • Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional methods in order to learn, achieve, and succeed at their ability level.
  • Daily attendance at school increases learning opportunities for students
  • Teachers must prepare students to take their place in a globally competitive world.
  • Faculty, staff, students, parents and the greater community share the responsibility for the support of the school’s mission.
  • A student’s learning and talent is enhanced through the utilization of available technology.
  • A safe, orderly and caring environment promotes student learning
  • The school’s commitment to continuous improvement enables students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
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