The Chester School District strives to promote a positive learning environment that fosters high academic standards and expectations for our students and our dedicated staff. We offer a challenging curriculum which creates an environment that is appealing and responsive to each child’s developmental needs. Critical thinking, initiative, problem solving, collaboration and perseverance are skill sets that the school district instills in each of our children to better prepare them to integrate into a globally diverse workforce. We seek to promote a positive, safe, caring and respectful environment for our children that will empower them and prepare them to be reflective, confident and responsible adults. We strive to have parents, teachers and community members become actively involved in our students’ learning environment so our children will be prepared, independent and socially responsible citizens in a global and changing world.
District Goals for the 2015-2016 school year:
1. Provide a world class education for all students through the consistent use of research based effective leadership, instruction and assessment practices. To increase the achievement of all learners commensurate with their ability, ensure that all students are challenged appropriately and engaged in meaningful and dynamic learning experiences that allow them to construct their own meaning through rigorous curricula and access to differentiated learning practices.
2. Provide learning environments for students, faculty and parents at all of our schools that are forward thinking, proactive in problem solving, supportive, accepting and encouraging. Guide students in cultivating attitudes and postures that will lead them to become reflective, confident, compassionate adults who are prepared to be independent and socially responsible citizens in a global and changing world.
3. To study the Chester School District’s facilities needs and work with appropriate professionals and involved stakeholders to write a Five Year Long Range Facilities Plan in keeping with the State of New Jersey’s new Long Range Facilities Plan Guidelines and Project Application System.