Shared values are at the heart of who we want to be. Three particular values guide our work as an organization: Integrity. Justice. Fun.
Integrity. Integrity means wholeness, or how things fit together. In the school setting, it means that we must balance the teaching and modeling of character development and academic achievement.
Integrity drives us to live the same values outside the school as we do inside. Of course, it also means living up to our commitments to students, parents, and the local community. Integrity requires freedom mixed with responsibility and accountability.
Justice. Justice means to each person what he or she deserves and to each person what is appropriate. Since each student, employee, parent, and organization with whom we interact is unique, each must receive special treatment. Justice does not mean sameness or equality, but that everyone is treated uniquely and appropriately. This value drives our approach to individualized education. There are no “standardized” students.
Fun. Imagine Schools strives to create the most fun and successful schools possible.
The fun value requires extraordinary decentralization of decision-making, which empowers teachers, staff, and students to create a joy-filled school. Imagine Schools believes that each person was born to use his mind, heart, and skills to take actions, make decisions, and be held responsible for the results. Creating an environment where all stakeholders participate in educational, economic, and administrative decisions and take responsibility for the results is key to having an effective and enjoyable school that strives to meet the needs of its unique community and student body.