Mission & Philosophy

Inspiring Education and Innovation

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 will provide a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.

 

Philosophy of Education

In Woodridge School District 68 we believe that...our primary purpose must be to develop the intellectual growth of all students through a strong foundation of basic skills. These basic skills should be fused with freedom of expression and creativity to generate an atmosphere that will encourage learning and motivate students to think independently...we should concern ourselves with the self concept of each student. We must acknowledge the physical, social, and emotional needs of each student. Individual talents and abilities should be recognized and enhanced...each student must develop an understanding of the meaning of democracy, an awareness of the importance of human relations, and an appreciation and respect for our country and its historical traditions…

aesthetic experiences develop imagination, creative expression, and cognitive development...by creating an atmosphere for independent thought and corresponding responsibility, all students will gain a better understanding and appreciation of their roles in the family, school, community, country, and world community...in a rapidly changing world, learning must be a lifelong process. Educators, students, parents and the community share responsibility for this process. Sound educational values reside neither in things nor phrases, but rather in people.