Guiding Principles

  • The Willamette Primary community is guided by principles and beliefs that build an inclusive, thought-provoking, and joyful educational environment.

    We believe in …

    ...embracing the diversity of all individuals, ideas and cultures, and building a collaborative and trusting relationship within and beyond the community of Willamette.

    ...honoring the uniqueness of childhood and celebrating wonder and the journey of learning together.

    ...leading with kindness, acknowledging that our actions and interactions impact the quality of our lives and the lives of others.

    ...creating a safe environment to take risks, ask questions, and celebrate mistakes.

    ...developing our collective understanding of one another through listening, empathy, and building connections.

    ...realizing one’s personal best through effort, perseverance, and the ethic of quality craftsmanship.

    ...valuing meaningful inquiry and thoughtful reflection.

    ...encouraging a balance of physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development.