About TK » Mission/Beliefs


Mission Statement

To encourage and develop the greatest potential of each student.

Educational Beliefs of the Thornapple Kellogg School and Community

  • We believe that our first priority is satisfying students' educational needs, while nurturing moral character.
  • We believe that each child is unique and learns in different ways and requires varying amounts of time and support.
  • We believe that in order to be effective, the curriculum must be aligned pre-K through 12th grade.
  • We believe that our instruction must be based on research and on best knowledge.
  • We believe that a risk free environment must be provided for students and staff.
  • We believe that increased performance results from high expectations of students, staff, parents, and community.
  • We believe that in order for excellence in education to occur, there must be ongoing involvement and dialogue among students, staff, parents, and community.