Our Vision, Mission, and Belief Statements

  • Our Mission
    The mission of Black Rock School is to provide all students with a positive, appropriate, academic and personal learning experience in a safe and supportive educational environment. In partnership with parents and community, we encourage every child to acquire the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes necessary to become responsible, productive, caring citizens, and life-long learners.
  • Our Beliefs


    • We believe in setting challenging expectations of performance and supporting all students to achieve high standards and to reach his/her potential.
    • We believe in instilling a love of learning, promoted through an integrated curriculum, focusing on the whole child by meeting his/her physical, social, emotional, artistic, and intellectual needs
    • We believe that technology in education is an integral component for preparing students for today’s work force and should be seamlessly integrated into all classrooms and learning activities.

    Teaching and Learning

    • We believe all children have the right and the ability to learn through the use of developmentally appropriate practices that enable them to explore, become independent, feel successful, and develop self-worth.
    • We believe in inspiring each child to become a responsible citizen in an ever changing global society by teaching compassion, empathy, respect, and diversity.
    • We believe in engaging students in significant learning experiences that inspire them to achieve high standards, create happy memories, and a passion for lifelong learning.


    • We believe in creating an environment of respect for diversity, beliefs, cultures and backgrounds that will enrich the lives and learning environment for all students.
    • We believe in establishing a safe and nurturing environment where students feel welcome, appreciated, and vested in their own learning.
    • We believe in fostering mutual respect and open communication between all members of the school community.

    Home-School-Community Connection

    • We believe that educating children is the shared responsibility of families, all members of the school community, and citizens of Thomaston.
    • We believe communication is an essential component in a positive, supportive home-school partnership and that involvement of family enriches the learning experiences for all students.
    • We believe our school respects and celebrates the diversity of all people in our global community.