We seek to create a safe and secure environment where students and teachers can learn together. In partnerships with school, parents and community, we seek to foster an educational program that encourages our students to strive toward their full potential in all academic areas. We recognize as a fundamental principle that the relationship and interaction between teacher and student is key to the teaching and learning process. We seek in our vision to develop healthy, responsible and productive citizens who have an appreciation for the world, the diversity of its people and its environment. This will be done within a framework of mini-schools and teams of teachers who will remain with the children throughout their three years at M.S. 45.