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Our Mission & Vision


Vision Statement

The Willis Avenue School is an inclusive community where learning is a passion, excellence is pursued, and the whole child is developed.


Mission Statement

Grounded in self-awareness and diverse perspectives, every student will be an empathetic critical thinker, ready to compete and succeed academically, socially, creatively, to make positive impacts in their community and society.


Core Beliefs

· All children can learn and must be provided with high-quality instruction that is differentiated to meet their individual needs.

· Students’ educational experiences are enhanced when the community and school collaborate.

· Students will become productive citizens when provided with experiences that foster an awareness and understanding of diversity and social responsibility.

· Students will become more successful learners when teachers work collaboratively to engage and inspire them by implementing innovative and research-based teaching methods.

· Learning is a life-long process.