The mission of Pilgrim School is to nurture the mind, spirit, and moral awareness of our students.
We are committed to
Enriching the mind:
By developing strong academic and critical thinking skills.
By using tools and technologies to expand innovative thinking.
Through personal attention and support for each student.
Nurturing the spirit:
By offering participation for all students in the fine, visual, and performance arts, as well as team sports through our “no-cut” policy for athletics.
By cultivating a climate of appreciation for the diverse contributions of people of all religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Enabling thoughtful moral choices for the 21st century:
Through the extraordinary diversity of our school, students of all backgrounds and beliefs study, work, and play in a context of mutual respect, preparing them to be global citizens and ethical leaders.
By participating in a wide range of extracurricular activities, including community service, students learn the benefits of teamwork, cooperation, and shared experiences.
The school provides students of any race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, and ethnic origin with all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, tuition assistance programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs.
Principles of Learning
The following principles articulate our core beliefs about learning for all learners, including students and adults. We believe that:
Everyone is capable of learning.
Learners actively create their own meaning and knowledge.
Learning is a personal process that takes patience and time.
Learners engage best when they see value and purpose in what they are learning.
Learners thrive in a safe and stimulating environment where the opportunity to grow from mistakes is valued.
Learners benefit from opportunities to learn with and through others.
Learners succeed when they are empowered to make decisions about their own learning.
Learning is deepened when learners have multiple opportunities to reflect, self-assess, and use feedback to improve.