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Vision, Mission, & Core Values

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

VISION

We inspire individuals to pursue lives of meaning and purpose.

 

WHAT WE DO

MISSION

We provide students with a world-class liberal arts education that stimulates intellect, ignites passion, and shapes character.

 

IDEALS WE LIVE BY

CORE VALUES

Integrity

We act with integrity in our work, in our choices, and in our relationships. We aspire to the liberal arts ideal of wholeness, where honest self-examination makes possible integrated self-understanding.

Excellence

We embrace elevated standards of knowledge, performance, and character. We strive for excellence in everything we do, starting with excellence of effort.

Curiosity

We prize curiosity. We cultivate and celebrate the desire to know, to do, to question, to re-examine, and to improve.

Responsibility

Our commitment to responsibility starts with our individual lives and actions and extends outward in service to communities, both local and global.

Caring

We learn best in a caring environment, where respect and inclusion make possible the deepest forms of intellectual, emotional, and character growth.

 

To read more on our Educational Philosophy and the Liberal Arts at Waterford, please click here