Mission Possible

I have read about homeschool programs having a mission statement all over the internet. I decided we would have one for ours. I did a little reading here are some of the take away points I found. A mission statement is a statement of purpose. Every business/organization out there has one. It ensures that everyone is on the same page working towards the same goals. Similarly our homeschool programs benefit from having a such a statement. There is no length requirement. It can be as short or long as you would like. I wouldn’t worry about making it sound super cool or artsy it simply needs to be what you want it to be.

Mission Statements
  1. Give your program purpose
  2. Place the mission statement somewhere visible (communicate it to your children)
  3. Helps you make decisions and know how to spend resources
  4. Frames Strategy, you don’t need to copy what others are doing do what is best for your children
  5. Enables you to evaluate and change in order to improve

4 Questions to help you form a mission statement:
  1. Why am I choosing to homeschool?
  2. What are 3 long/short term goals for your homeschool?
  3. What do you hope your children will learn in the long term?
  4. What valuable things will I be providing for my children through homeschooling?
Sample mission statements:
To provide a well-rounded education through creative thinking, innovative activities and interest based-learning.
Here is one I really like from the Montessori Schools:
To encourage the development of the whole child by providing a comprehensive Montessori education, cultivating independent thought and foundational skills as well as awareness of their environment; empathy for others; social ease and confidence.
To establish within a child the intellectual, emotional, and physical rigor needed to become a self-directed learner, flexible thinker, creative problem solver, and support their ever-increasing curiosity about the world in which they live.

To help our students to grow up to be successful global citizens.


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