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Mission Statement and Philosophy

Mission Statement

The mission of East Burke Middle School is to educate our students, support individual differences, and provide an authentic learning environment. With the involvement of our community, local businesses, and PTA, we will provide our students with a safe and nurturing environment. Our purpose is to prepare students intellectually to conquer future challenges.

Philosophy

We, the faculty of East Burke Middle School, realize the uniqueness of the middle school student and believe it is our responsibility to provide equal educational opportunities which will enable each student to reach his highest potential both physically and mentally. As educators, we believe in the importance of providing each student with the basic skills and knowledge needed for successful living.

Recognizing the individuality of each student, the faculty feels responsible for providing a comprehensive and challenging curriculum, which allows the student to develop at his own pace. Learning experiences should be provided to help the student develop at his own pace. Learning experiences should be provided to help the student develop a creative outlook and a questioning attitude, which will enhance life.

The learning environment should be a wholesome and enjoyable one, yet competitive enough to motivate student interest. A successful student-teacher rapport will provide a good learning atmosphere where young people will gain self-worth, realistic goals, environmental responsibility, health awareness, and aesthetic appreciation. Ultimately, our goal is to provide each student the opportunity to develop life skills in order to function in society and become a responsible citizen.