Ranking: 7/10 (greatschools.org)
10 Dolphin Road|Newton Centre, MA 02459
Core Values are statements of belief about attitudes, skills, and approaches to learning that we want to foster in our children. They are intended to permeate and to be reflected by every aspect of school life, in and out of the classroom, as well as home and community life. In addition, they can be seen as broad statements of purpose that focus the school’s energies in curriculum, programs, and policies.
Every Newton public school has been charged with developing its own set of “core values”. During the 1991 – 1992 school year, Ward parents and teachers began thinking about the values they cherished in their community beginning with a presentation by Wellesley Middle School principal, John D’Auria. The Ward PTO then surveyed parents and staff asking, “What are the two or three most important values we want our children to learn here at the Ward School?” Separate committees of parents and teachers categorized, combined, and ranked the responses. Then parents and teachers formed a joint committee to draft statements reflecting these results. The (Ward School’s) four values are: respect, self-esteem, love of learning, and academic excellence. During the 1997 -1998 school year, a parent/teacher committee was organized to review the core values, to update the statements describing these values, and to develop a home/school activity to make the community aware of the Ward core values.
Recognize that we are all individuals with different skills, needs, and interests.
In all we do, treat others, both children and adults, with dignity and kindness.
Show consideration for the opinions, the property, and the rights of others.
Be willing to take risks, learn from mistakes, and meet challenges.
Put forth consistent effort.
LOVE OF LEARNING
Be intellectually curious.
Show excitement about the pursuit of knowledge.
Gain knowledge and understanding of basic subjects.
Utilize the organizational skills necessary for future learning.
Develop habits of critical thinking and creative self expression.Newton, MA Homes for Sale111 Results© 2020 MLS Property Information Network, Inc. (MLSPIN). All rights reserved.
The property listing data and information set forth herein were provided to MLS Property Information Network, Inc. from third party sources, including sellers, lessors and public records, and were compiled by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. The property listing data and information are for the personal, non commercial use of consumers having a good faith interest in purchasing or leasing listed properties of the type displayed to them and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties which such consumers may have a good faith interest in purchasing or leasing. MLS Property Information Network, Inc. and its subscribers disclaim any and all representations and warranties as to the accuracy of the property listing data and information set forth herein.MLS PIN data last updated at February 16, 2020 11:31 PM ET