What Reunites Us?
The 2020-2021 school year will welcome excitement, fun, and joy; will require sacrifice, discomfort, and understanding; and will cultivate growth, resilience, and advancement. Fundamentally designed for this moment, the following principles will serve to reunite us as well as to guide us through the upcoming year and beyond.
Mount Vernon’s MissionWe are a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.
Mount Vernon’s Vision & Values
To continually develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to actively design a better world, one must learn to thrive in any context. This requires engaging with a diverse network.
Mount Vernon’s IDEA
Creating and cultivating connections between all people, ideas, and sectors, the School welcomes all learners to wrestle with voices and perspectives that challenge our assumptions, biases, stereotypes, and privileges.
Right Model, Right Moment
Responding to uncertainty, the proactive approach reflected in the COVID Health & Well-Being Protocols and Procedures allows the School to deploy the model at the right moment. Gaining insight into emerging trends from public health and government officials in real time, all procedures are evolving and will continue to be updated to reflect the requirements and recommendations as they become available to the School. Ultimately the top priority is the safety and health of the Mount Vernon community.
Inclusion Diversity Equity & Action
Anchored in Christian values — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control – relationships at Mount Vernon are foundational to learning. Preparing students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders call us to lean in to inclusion, diversity, equity, and action.
Committed to IDEA, our trust in each other strengthens our sense of identity, autonomy, and interdependence. As a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact, we are committed to creating and sustaining a school culture where all members feel valued and safe, sharing their authentic selves to design a better world…together.
Moving forward, we must seize this moment to grow, live in the tension, and be a light for others to follow.
The Journey Starts Here
Being real agents of change is continuous