Mission & Values

Our mission

The Blake School provides students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values. Students are expected to participate in an integrated program of academic, artistic and athletic activities in preparation for college, lifelong learning, community service and lives as responsible world citizens.

Our values

Respect

We care for and respect each other and ourselves. An openness to that which is different, a commitment to pluralism and a strong sense of justice are important to our sense of community.

Love of Learning

Curiosity, discovery, a sense of awe, creativity and a passion for knowing are all central to our mission at Blake. Scholarship, academic excellence, superior teaching and a climate of active intellectualism mark our work.

Integrity

Honest, moral, considerate and fair behavior is expected of all members of the Blake community.

Courage

We prize both intellectual and ethical courage. We recognize the need to ensure that all feel both free and safe to take risks. Intellectual independence, a belief in and knowledge of oneself and perseverance are all elements in this commitment to courage.

Commitment to Pluralism

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental, or economic status form the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person’s experience a success.