Mission Statement

Our Mission

We, the faculty of Silas Deane Middle School are committed to working collaboratively with colleagues, students, and parents to ensure that all students reach their highest level of achievement in all areas of their development. We believe that it is our responsibility to teach students the skills necessary to perform successfully in high school and beyond. Our school will create classroom environments that are supportive, engaging and challenging. We believe that all students can:

Statement of Philosophy

Programs at Silas Deane Middle School are a preparation for life and life's experiences. 

We believe the aim of education is a process of personal development and service that can bring fulfillment to oneself and to others. 

We believe that each student is unique and has a varying capacity to relate to the world of people, things, and ideas.                                  

We encourage each student to develop competency, a good self-image, independence, a sense of responsible freedom, and a desire to express and understand feelings.

Our developmental process designs programs based on a student's past, present and future education. 

We hold that this process includes equal program opportunities for each student in the terms of funding, community resources, administrative-staff-student concern in the pursuit of academic excellence. 

All learning activities will concentrate on skills related to academic subject areas, vocational education, decision making, interpersonal relationships, creative expression, and participation in the democratic process.

 We approve of and support programs, which give each student an understanding of peoples, cultures, and communities. 

We believe each and every student can make a positive contribution to our society. 

Goals for the School

Goals for the Administration

Goals for the Staff

(That "staff" includes all personnel in the school and in the community who contribute time and energy to the school including guidance, health, social, physiological, psychological, secretarial, cafeteria, and custodial services.)

Shared Vision Statement

We believe that: