PHOENIX DAY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

We, the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf community, promise to cultivate an environment that …

Honors the well-being of its students, families, staff and community members by:
* Instilling a sense of pride, unity and appreciation of Deaf culture
* Providing a safe, clean and well-structured environment
* Respecting quality relationships that are healthy and positive
* Nurturing the unique journey of each Deaf and Hard of Hearing child
* Committing to dual language development in ASL and English
* Celebrating accomplishments of individual and group goals

Promotes academic engagement of its students, families, staff and community members by:
* Cultivating purposeful community involvement
* Valuing strong family partnerships and cultural diversity
* Communicating in a respectful, constructive and open manner
* Focusing on intentional and consistent development
* Achieving academic excellence through Active Participation
* Implementing creative and differentiated instruction
* Maintaining a growth mindset wherein skills and abilities of all are developed

Believes in success of its students, families, staff and community members by:
* Upholding high expectations
* Fostering independence
* Applying learned skills
* Empowering all stakeholders to be accountable
* Inspiring confidence for lifelong learning
* Preparing college- and career-ready graduates