Three great things you should know about Salk:
1) Did you know that the Salk School has six core values?
Several years ago, staff here at Salk decided that we needed to have some underlying principles stemming from our vision and mission that would communicate our beliefs about learning and the kind of community (and world) that we value. We surveyed parents, teachers, staff and students to inquire about their beliefs about community and individual responsibility. Basically, we asked them what are your hopes, dreams and aspirations for yourself and for young people? What kind of people do you want to see in the world? After collecting all of our data, we held many sessions in order to synthesize the information and really make it say what we believe. The end result is the following core values which we live by:
As a Salk community member, I :
• have a passion and dedication to learning
• am open-minded
• am open-hearted
• am true to myself
• feel responsible to my community
• take action to improve the world around me
Over the next few months, teacher and staff will spend a lot of time talking about and living these six core values in their classes and in our advisory program. As adults, we model these values for our students in all that we do because our children are our hope for the future and a future based on these values is a very, very bright one. Please join us in modeling and discussing these values with your children.