We believe the educational environment should be provided in which a student experiences in his/her daily living the basic tenets of democracy; an environment that makes him/her aware of his/her rights and responsibilities and the rights and responsibilities of others as well. We believe that each child should be afforded the opportunity to develop his/her physical, intellectual, emotional, and social capabilities to the fullest extent.
The experiences we provide should be so diversified and directed that each youth learns to adjust, within the influential environment of the school, to the world community of which he/she is a part. Teaching is providing guidance and direction by recognizing the child as an individual, accepting him/her on his/her own merits, encouraging him/her with praise and understanding, and inspiring him/her with our ideals and our example. Individual interests, talents, and problems should be provided for through sequences of desirable experiences provided by the school as a laboratory.
Our educational system must create an atmosphere which does not indoctrinate one, but one in which the student is prepared to form independent hypotheses after realistic analyses. We believe youth, through our educational system, should be exposed to experiences and pressures, practical and philosophical, that he/she will face in life. These experiences should not be narrow and provincial but should be such that the individual will realize he/she is not merely a citizen of his/her community and nation but really a citizen of the world.
We believe our youth can be guided to select vocational pursuits best adapted to their specific abilities and interests to further enable them to earn an adequate livelihood in later life. Each child should receive guidance in establishing realistic goals and objectives for him/herself.