The Massena Central School District has the philosophy that every student deserves an educational program that is designed to meet and to challenge particular academic needs and student interests, and that results in preparation for further education and/or productive work.
Recognizing the uniqueness of each student, the Massena Central School District pledges to foster a desire for excellence that will help the student achieve full potential, with primary emphasis on excellence in the basic skills of reading, writing, arithmetic and oral communication. The District will continually encourage programs designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the American heritage, and to prepare them to deal effectively and competently with changes in American society.
Through continuous self-evaluation, the Massena School District will refine its practices, methods, programs, materials and philosophies to reflect the societal needs of the day. In all instances, variations will be in accord with the best educational practices.
Tomorrow's citizens are in today's classrooms. How they fare as citizens in the American society, however, is a joint responsibility of the school, the family and the community. The responsibilities traditionally fulfilled by the home and the church, for the preparation of our future leaders, should not be forced upon the School District alone.
With the establishment of these common goals and the continued effort to achieve them, the basic purpose of the school will be served.
The purpose of the Massena Central School District is to educate students, promote self-esteem, and develop a sense of personal accountability and achievement.
Our students will possess the skills needed to become contributing members of society, who respect individual differences and who are committed to excellence.
Massena Central Schools will provide a comprehensive, integrated curriculum delivered in a nurturing and orderly environment by a qualified staff who believes that all children can learn.