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Mission Statement & Guiding Principles

Mission Statement

The mission of the Abington Public Schools is to provide all students with relevant, challenging educational experiences to prepare them to be engaged, responsible citizens and members of the global community.


Guiding Principles
We believe in...
     -making decisions in the best interests of students.
     -supporting all students in achieving success.
     -fostering the physical, intellectual, technological, social, emotional, and artistic development of our students.
     -creating a safe, tolerant, supportive, organized, and equitable learning environment.
     -providing challenging educational experiences that build character.
     -developing self discipline and personal responsibility.
     -promoting creativity, problem solving, effective communication, and critical thinking skills.
     -cultivating the educational partnership among home, school, and community.
     -nurturing a culture of collaboration, collegiality, and mutual respect.
     -encouraging staff initiative and innovation.
     -implementing professional development that is essential for effective instruction and improved student learning.
     -reviewing and updating curriculum, instruction, and assessment in a regular cycle.
     -recognizing that effective and appropriate technology is essential for teaching and learning.
     -inspiring all students to become life-long learners.