The mission of Briargrove Elementary is to cultivate the development of principled, knowledgeable, and balanced inquirers through diverse and rigorous investigations in a safe, supportive environment. We aim to foster globally-minded citizens and lifelong learners, thus contributing to a better world and future for all.
To become good citizens and responsible adults, all children need to think creatively and critically, and be able to adapt to change. They need skills in acquiring, filtering, processing, and using information to make effective decisions and to communicate with others. They will develop self-esteem by participating in a caring school community which appreciates diversity, and develops in children tolerance, mutual respect, cooperation towards team goals, and a love for learning that will last a lifetime.
To fulfill this mission, Briargrove will explore new horizons beyond traditional modes of schooling. Using technology as an important tool, students will be active participants in their own learning. The teacher will be responsible for guiding the learning process, setting goals, and evaluating the outcomes, and students will be responsible co-owners of the learning process.
The ultimate goal of Briargrove will be to foster a learning environment to enhance every student's ability to make sense of and take an active part in the world of the 21st century.