In partnership with parents, Mountainville Academy’s mission is to employ an educational environment that promotes both academic and personal excellence, appreciation of heritage and cultures, and a love of learning, to assist students in acquiring the confidence, knowledge, skills and character to facilitate life-long learning pursuits and achievements.
We believe that students benefit when parents and teachers work together in a relationship of trust and cooperation. We recognize that parents are the primary teachers of their children, and our role as a school is to support the parents’ efforts. United together, we promote student achievement.
As we seek to promote academic excellence, we believe that all children can learn when provided with the right tools, and that all students will excel through the use of research-based curriculum and proven methodologies with priority given to the language arts and math. We value the unique abilities of each child, and recognize that each child will learn with different learning styles and at his or her own individual pace. In accordance with this belief, we will teach each student by presenting information sequentially at a pace that encourages each student to succeed. Students will master basic concepts and skills through multi-sensory techniques and repeated practice until they are recalled automatically, freeing their minds to progress to the functions of higher learning and conceptual understanding. Assessment will be ongoing, and in the presence of clear and challenging expectations, students will excel and progress from mastery of basic skills, to greater understanding, and finally to expression of that understanding. In following this well-founded and proven classical approach to education, we believe that each child will gain a confidence that comes from the mastery of the basic foundational knowledge that is essential for future pursuits in life.
In striving to promote personal excellence, our school will establish a culture that requires all students to exhibit integrity, responsibility, and respect for others. As students are expected to uphold high standards, we believe that they will develop character and the desire to look outside themselves. We believe that through instilling core values in students, they will be encouraged to develop into contributing members of society as they make personal achievements and follow their lifelong pursuits.
While gaining appreciation of our own unique heritage, we aim to broaden each student’s understanding of other cultures. We further plan to enhance the educational experience of each student through exposure to and familiarity with foreign language, music, and art. We believe these are essential elements to a well-rounded education.
We exist as a school to positively impact the lives of our students. We succeed as a school as our students succeed in their activities after leaving the school.