Welcoming’s Belief Statements – Challenging the myth of normal and unlocking your child’s potential.

• Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
• Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
• Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.
• A small group setting is fundamental in meeting our students’ learning needs.
• Students’ self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
• Students who participate in service-oriented activities within the school and world community develop a greater sense of compassion for others and a better understanding of their roles in society.
• Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
• Students benefit from the understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses.
• Appropriate placement, upon transition from The Welcoming School, is an important factor in our students’ continuing educational experiences.
• A collaborative community of home and school fosters a safe, supportive environment where children can thrive.
• A commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident and independent lifelong learners.