Mission, Vision, & Values


Mission Statement

Academy at the Lakes is a learning community of shared values dedicated to the success of each individual at school, in the community, and in the world. We celebrate the love of learning and the joy in the journey.


Vision Statement

Academy at the Lakes is a community of lifelong learners distinguished by its commitment to inspire, discover, and celebrate excellence in all.


Statement of Core Values

The Statement of Core Values is synonymous with our institutional belief statements. Our core values are the basis of our mission.

  1. We believe that all constituents should be made to feel an important part of the community, and that building and maintaining relationships is crucial in the development of the child.

  2. We are a caring, compassionate community of learners composed of many different beliefs and traditions seeking points of unity in common experiences.

  3. We care about guiding students to take responsibility for themselves, their learning and their actions.

  4. We embrace the notion that the joy in the journey of education is composed of experiences centered on educational practices that balance academics, fine arts, athletics, and extra-curricular activities.

  5. We apply standards of excellence, quality, value and relevance to all we do.

  6. We believe in a triad of whole child development – heads to know the good, hearts to love the good, and hands to do the good.

  7. We recognize our need to be good stewards and present our individual gifts in service and support for the School’s mission.

  8. We know that teaching at a high level of expectation and providing students with standards of character development are our primary interrelated missions and form the total School experience.

  9. We believe that joy and responsibility enhance happiness and the fulfillment of each community member.

  10. We realize that all members of the community must participate for the advancement of the institutional vision and mission.