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Mission, Vision, and Belief Statements


Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School students are equipped with the skills to thrive in a modern global economy.


Using Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and  Mathematics as a gateway, students are immersed in learning  experiences that prepare them for post-secondary and career options.


Belief Statements

Griffith Middle School & The National Middle School Association believe successful schools for young adolescents are characterized by a culture that includes:

  • Educators who value working with this age group and are prepared to do so.
  • Courageous, collaborative leadership.
  • An inviting, supportive, and safe environment.
  • A shared vision that guides decisions.
  • High expectations for every member of the learning community.
  • Students and teachers engaged in active learning.
  • An adult advocate for every student.
  • School-initiated family and community partnerships.

Therefore, Griffith, as a school committed to young adolescents, will provide:

  • Curriculum that relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory.
  • Multiple learning and teaching approaches that respond to their diversity.
  • Assessment and evaluation programs that promote quality learning.
  • Organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning.
  • School-wide efforts and policies that foster health, wellness, and safety.
  • Multifaceted guidance and support services.