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Framingham Public Schools Mission
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. We envision a school district in which every child is engaged as an active learner in high-quality educational experiences and is supported, at their level, to ensure growth over time. We believe that with effective effort, time, and practice, all of our students can and will reach high levels of achievement and demonstrate college and career readiness as a result of their course of study in the Framingham Public Schools.
Our city is enriched and strengthened by its diverse cultural heritage and multinational population. Within our classrooms and neighborhoods, and on our stages and athletic fields, we want learning to be relevant and connected to developing our students into value-centered citizens who are able to navigate a complex and inequitable world. We aim to address these inequities – including racism, socio-economic status and language barriers – to create an environment in which every child can and will succeed. We want our students to feel safe taking academic risks while mindfully respecting diversity of opinions. To do so, we must foster supportive and collaborative partnerships between families, the community, and the school district so that every child reaches a high level of achievement. The foundation of our work is collaboration, mutual respect, and high expectations, where all educators are reflective of their practice and feel supported as they continually adjust instruction to improve student performance.
We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming learning environment in order to increase achievement and access for all students irrespective of their immigration status, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex and gender identity, socioeconomic status, disability status, and/or beliefs. We are committed to hardening our facilities through ongoing security improvements and empowering our students and staff to be proactive in the face of crisis. Our preparedness in this area will set the stage for an increased focus on learning and teaching. We will continue to monitor enrollment trends and forecast school building needs as we work together with City officials to prioritize capital needs so that we always maintain a long-sighted view of the educational needs of the Framingham Public Schools.
We strive to afford all Framingham students the opportunity to learn in an educational environment where the diversity of our students is reflected in our professional staff. We are committed to respecting human differences and ensuring accountability of actions in an environment that provides needed resources to support the social-emotional, physical, and mental health needs of our students so that they are ready, willing and able to engage as learners in the Framingham Public Schools. The Framingham Public Schools strives to adapt instruction to meet the learning and developmental needs of all students, including the gifted, through appropriately challenging, high quality, standards-based instruction. In our efforts to foster an entrepreneurial mindset among students, customize learning experiences and opportunities that engender equally high outcomes for every learner based on individual needs – our vision of personalized learning aimed at addressing achievement and opportunity gaps.