The mission of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning is to provide a rich educational environment that views learning as an Expedition and uses the study of Great Thinkers to cultivate the value of excellence and the love of knowledge.
Using investigation and discovery to make connections to ideas and our community, we empower children to embrace challenge, act with humanity, and become the Great Thinkers of the 21st century.
Promontory provides a rich and active, yet fundamental, educational program to children in grades kindergarten through eight.
We believe that all children can and want to learn, and we prepare our students to become knowing inquirers and participants in their own learning.
In meeting our mission, we set high expectations for student achievement and provide the necessary support to enable each and every student to achieve these expectations.
Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning emphasizes active learning, literacy, character growth, and teamwork through:
Learning Expeditions - in-depth investigations of important subjects that mirror real life challenges, and
Studying Great Thinkers - significant experts, both living and historical.
The values that govern our board, administration, staff, students, and school community are referred to at Promontory by the acronym RISE FAR which stands for the following:
Respect is an awareness of another person's feelings, possessions, time, space, and rights, and an ability to adjust our own responses accordingly - in a way which protects and esteems both ourselves and others.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. -- Laurence Sterne
Integrity means being true to what we know is right and good. Integrity is at the core of all our values. Without integrity, the other values can never be fully realized.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. --W. Clement Stone
Service means seeing beyond ourselves as we immerse ourselves in giving something of value to someone else, and is vital to the development of good leaders and citizens.
I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race. -- Voltaire
We believe students and teachers should be challenged, will naturally rise to the high standards expected of them, and will then set their own high expectations.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -- Aristotle
We believe that the greatest influences in shaping a child's future are the experiences and teachings that happen in the home. As a school, we strive to help the family succeed.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. -- Pope John Paul II
Learning through adventure creates an environment where students are required to rise to the challenge, achieving more than they thought possible. Adventure encourages teamwork, courage, craftsmanship, imagination, creativity, perseverance, compassion and respect for nature.
We should come from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character. -- Henry David Thoreau
Responsibility means doing what needs to be done to take care of ourselves, our families, our friends, and the greater community. Being responsible means that others can rely on us, that we follow through on our promises, and accept the consequences of our actions.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. -- Eleanor Roosevelt