The Board of Education and the Port Washington School District

Are committed to:
  • Excellence in educating and preparing all students for a rapidly changing world
  • Providing opportunities for all students to learn and succeed in a safe, secure student-centered environment
  • Mutual respect, open and honest communication, ethical behavior and personal responsibility
  • Encouraging and promoting life-long learning within our community.

Our Values include:

  • The richness of our diverse community
  • The pursuit of scholastic excellence
  • Respect for self and others
  • Engendering trust through responsible and ethical behavior
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Development of essential skills and attitudes for a satisfying and productive life
  • A safe, healthy and nurturing environment conducive to learning
  • The four pillars of education:academics, athletics, arts and community
  • Partnerships among students, educators, staff, parents and community
  • Professional development that meets the needs of teachers, staff and administrators
  • Respect for our neighbors and responsible stewardship of our environment

Our Beliefs are to Promote and Support:

  • Equitable educational opportunities for all students
  • Students who are contributing citizens of our local and global communities
  • Talented an dedicated staff supporting effective teaching and learning strategies
  • High performing, creative and caring educators
  • Innovative teaching and learning, including educational technology
  • On-going assessment of academic offerings and support services
  • Prudent allocation, operation and management of district resources in a financially responsible manner
  • An active partnership of home, school and community, each having unique roles and responsibilities
  • Harmonious relationships among all community members