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Our MISSION is to GROW WISDOM and VIRTUE for a LIFE WELL LIVED through RIGOROUS KNOWLEDGE-BASED SCHOOLING in the CLASSICAL LIBERAL ARTS.
We believe college preparation begins in elementary school. We understand the rich, cognitive growth that occurs in the early years of life and take full advantage of the opportunity to build breadth of knowledge and a true love for learning through formal education. We delve into the rich content of the core classical liberal arts to deepen our understanding of the human condition, learn from the wisdom of the ages, increase our ability to think well and deeply, and problem solve in an ever changing world. We believe what we study should invite us to contemplate goodness, truth, and beauty and allow these to work in our lives as we grow, serve, and lead.
As a charter school, we exist to be different. In our charter agreement with the state, we identify our target population (those students who will best be served by our program) and detail our plan to meet the needs of those students. Our program is specifically designed to meet the needs of children who thrive in academic intensity, order, challenge, curiosity, and wonder. The complexity and rigor of our curriculum naturally increase each year in order to properly prepare motivated students for the top preparatory high schools and universities in the nation. We commit to deliver our program with intention and fidelity, unapologetically holding to the highest of academic and behavioral performance standards for every student.
We, the entire staff at Candeo Schools, will accomplish our mission with competence and character, establishing trust internally and externally. We will emerge a leader in education as we consistently demonstrate excellence in our academic and fiscal responsibilities. Through shared leadership, we will create and nurture a collegial environment in which professional practice is made public, risk-taking and innovation are supported, and consistent, high-quality instruction is paramount. Together, we will understand the needs and assets which students, parents and the community bring to schools and build strong relationships with all constituents. Our staff, students, parents, and community will be able to feel, hear, and see our commitment to this standard at every level.