Mission Statement

Lincoln-Sudbury's Mission Statement

Since its founding in 1954, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School has viewed itself as "a different kind of place" - a place that truly values diversity in style and substance. This quality manifests itself in the academic program and in the general atmosphere of the school, and may best be seen in the respectful and warm relationships between students and adults, the high degree of autonomy for and participation by the faculty in decisions, and a school culture marked by commitment to innovation and experimentation.

Through a challenging academic program and a wide variety of school activities, students are expected to make choices and to have a degree of power over their own education. The ability to make good choices requires the development of a sense of responsibility and an understanding of the ethical implications of their actions. Formality and standardization have, in the life of the school, been less important than creativity, originality, and critical thinking skills. The school culture also seeks to join academic skills to an active civic concern for the Lincoln-Sudbury community, American society, and the world beyond.

The school's Core Values - fostering caring and cooperative relationships, respecting human differences, pursuing academic excellence and cultivating community - constitute the foundation of the operation of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. The primary curricular expectation that we have of ourselves is that we provide opportunities for students to develop a strong knowledge base in the various disciplines and program areas described in our Program of Studies, and reflected in our graduation requirements.

To that end, Lincoln-Sudbury defines five general areas of academic, civic and social student performance, which serve as the underpinnings of student expectations:

Lincoln-Sudbury Academic Expectations

  • Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Students will be able to express ideas in many modes.
  • Students will be active participants in their own learning.

Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Expectations

Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of, and an ability to participate in, the democratic process. Students are expected to work cooperatively with others and to contribute to the Lincoln-Sudbury community and to the community at large through community service work.

Lincoln-Sudbury Social Expectations

Students are expected to behave in a way that is respectful and attentive to the needs of others. While understanding and appreciating individual differences in style, students should behave responsibly and with awareness of the consequences of actions.