While every word written is true of JA today, we can always live out the ideals with greater fidelity. It must ensure that every activity it undertakes, every employee it hires, and every policy it enacts reflects those core values.
In fact, I was so overcome with gratitude to be a part of such a school, I became emotional each time I heard the branding identity presented. We can only be measured against how well we are fulfilling our unique mission.
Few organizations actually take this important step, instead allowing their values to be minimized as mere idealism rather than real building blocks of operations and culture. What we have articulated about our school are matters of the heart that touch deeply into the very special, unique way Jackson Academy nurtures, inspires, and equips children — a way that only Jackson Academy can do.
As increased clarity leads to tighter alignment around our mission and the JA Way, we will collectively become increasingly intolerant1 of behaviors that are inconsistent with our shared ideals.
In addition to the mission statement, the JA Way further explains our educational philosophy as a school. For my role as a faculty member, a staff member? Our mission statement and brand identity convey both a promise and an aspiration. Another example is illustrated by a recent discussion a group of teacher leaders had evaluating an element of the curriculum.
That is an example of the power of having a common language and how it will align and unite our work as a school. For example, Jackson Academy most certainly has a very nurturing community.
Easy to say, harder to do. With that reality explained, it is easy to see the paramount importance of our mission statement. Despite this admonition, some independent schools promote comparison of schools based largely on test scores, but to do so significantly lowers the value of what it means to be an independent school.
Of course, that does not mean that every action by every person all of the time will be nurturing. In fact, our ultimate and only real measurement as a school is how well we are doing in fulfilling our mission. This is why the National Association of Independent Schools and Southern Association of Independent Schools implore their member schools every year to not provide test scores and other objective but non mission-critical measures of supposed proxies of school success to news media and ranking organizations.
On that basis, they decided to discard the old curriculum element and develop a new one. We should all be incredibly proud to be a part of a school that can make the bold but true claims that we have articulated in our mission statement and branding identity. I am not alone in this emotional response as I spoke with several others after the announcement who also had tears in their eyes.
But with a common language that puts the promise to be nurturing at the forefront, behaviors that are inconsistent with nurturing will be glaring in their incongruence. While the mission statement primarily answers the question of why we exist, the JA Way—- positive, collaborative, progressive, and student-centered—- explains how we go about fulfilling our mission.
Common language aligns our work and unites our efforts. What we have articulated about our school are matters of the heart that touch deeply into the very special, unique way Jackson Academy nurtures, inspires, and equips children—- a way that only Jackson Academy can do.
We are doing work internally to reinforce clarity in how we communicate and how our many administrative and faculty leadership teams work together.
The strongest characteristic that makes an independent school like Jackson Academy independent is that it is mission driven.
One independent school cannot be ranked against another in any meaningful way. There is tremendous, perhaps immeasurable, power in having a common language in any organization, but this is especially true in a mission-driven school.
Our new mission statement along with the All for One branding identity gives our school community a common language. While I had the honor of presenting it, the new mission statement was developed collaboratively through a yearlong process by twenty members of the Mission Statement Task Force.
We invite and expect to be held accountable to these promises and high ideals. We will also use our human systems such as professional growth and evaluation and hiring practices to reinforce the clarity created by our common language. Jossey-Bass,Mission Statement The Mission of The Classical Academies is to partner with parents to inspire each student to think critically, communicate effectively, and achieve excellence by providing academic choice.
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