Mission Statement


The mission of the Waterford Public Schools, a premier educational system within a community that fosters high aspirations, is to guarantee that each student acquire the skills and knowledge to become a successful individual and a responsible citizen by setting high expectations and requiring excellence in an atmosphere of integrity and respect.


This plan is based on a series of beliefs which reflect the values and philosophy of our school community. The belief statements listed below serve as the basic tenets which guide our plan. 
  • We believe each individual has inherent worth.
  • We believe the family is a fundamental and ongoing influence on an individual's development and learning.
  • We believe appropriate standards of behavior, consistently adhered to, are a necessary condition for education.
  • We believe high expectations and dedicated effort promote excellence and achievement.
  • We believe integrity and respect are values that permeate an effective organization.
  • We believe a quality education ensures the development of skills necessary for lifelong learning.
  • We believe education is the shared responsibility of individual, family, school system and community.
  • We believe genuine accomplishment builds self-esteem.
  • We will continue to achieve among the highest scores in each area of the Connecticut standardized tests in our District Reference Group (DRG).
  • We will not tolerate behavior that interferes with the learning process.
  • We will not tolerate behavior which is disrespectful or demeaning to any individual or group.
  • We will always expect the highest degree of professionalism from all employees.
  • We will always provide staff training for any change we implement.
  • We will not tolerate incompetent employees.
  • We will institute a new program only if it is consistent with the mission and its benefits justify the costs.
  • We will always use our resources in a cost-effective manner without compromising quality.