Garfield School is committed to providing the best education for our students by making positive use of our unique characteristics as a small rural school. Students enjoy small class size where every student is recognized as an individual with talents. Successful students feel competent about what they can do. The school stresses basic skills and the application of those skills in a developmentally appropriate approach. The development of skills extends to social skills and growth of students as positive, contributing members of their community.

Garfield’s vision/mission statement is:

“Together we nurture, respect, and challenge all individuals to become self-directed, life-long learners and productive citizens.”

We will instill the joy and value of learning in all students.

We will provide a balanced curriculum including language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, physical education, and the arts by using a hands-on approach that encourages individual creativity.

We will provide an environment that encourages the development of personal and group responsibilities including positive social skills and effective self-management strategies.

We will create a climate that values individual and cultural differences.

We will foster positive, open and effective partnerships with families and community, as we believe this teamwork is essential for the success of each student.


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