Mission and Core Beliefs


The mission of the Bethel Public Schools, in partnership with families and the community, is to foster a culture of excellence and achievement accomplished by challenging curricula, committed teaching and optimized learning opportunities for all students. Our graduates will be resilient and perseverant, passionate self-directed learners, critical thinkers, college or career ready, considerate ethical citizens and globally competitive.

Core Beliefs

  1. We believe that educational excellence benefits the entire community and is the shared responsibility of students, families, educators, staff, and citizens.   

  2.  We believe we need to communicate the fundamental importance of education and the quality of education being delivered in our schools.

  3. We believe that all children can learn and our educational process must meet their diverse needs.

  4. We believe that recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional educators creates a rigorous learning environment that will effectively prepare our students for the global demands of the 21st century.

  5. We believe that effective instruction and high expectations of both educators and students will increase student achievement.

  6. We believe that critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and innovation are essential and critically important to the learning process.

  7. We believe that a comprehensive, challenging curriculum and engaging instruction prepares students to be college and/or career ready.  

  8. We believe in the necessity of teaching students to become informed and contributing members of society.  

  9. We believe that developing caring, respectful, and supportive relationships between and among educators, students, parents, staff, and citizens leads to higher levels of student achievement.  

  10. We believe that a safe, secure environment, and well-maintained and equipped educational facilities are essential for the physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development of our students.  

"Our primary purpose is to improve student achievement."