It is our mission to provide a philosophical and practical education for all students. An education that fosters creativity and inquiry, encourages habitual reading and productivity, as well as self-reflection and original thought. We strive to exemplify the values of democracy: mutual respect, cooperation, empathy, the love of humankind, justice for all, and service to the world. Our curriculum and pedagogy prepare students for the rigors of college work and motivates them to desire and plan for a higher education, moving students toward higher levels of intellectual engagement. We also seek to provide a haven for students who have previously experienced school as unresponsive to their needs as individuals. We wish for all students to find their voice and to speak knowledgeably and thoughtfully on issues that concern their school, their world. We aid students in this endeavor by personalizing their learning and by democratizing and humanizing the school environment.