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Mission & Strategic Vision

Our Mission

Navigating Creative Pathways to Courageous, Compassionate, and Fulfilling Lives

Our Vision

Falmouth Students are:
Clear and effective communicators, Self-directed and lifelong learners,
Creative and practical problem solvers, Responsible and involved citizens, Integrative and informed thinkers

Strategic Compass

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Our compass points help us stay on course and remain true to our mission. The compass helps us navigate our way to achieving strategic priorities.

North: A cohesive, dynamic, and responsive K-12 Learning Pathway, driven by student voice
East: A climate and culture that is safe, equitable, and fosters wellness
South: Ongoing, collaborative, professional learning structures that strengthen and improve practice
West: Community partnerships that foster authentic learning and both local and global citizenship

Strategic Priorities

Click on a section below to see priority areas and objectives.

Beliefs and Practices

We believe student learning and growth is our common goal, students learn best when they are engaged, students learn in a variety of ways and at different rates, students need practice and feedback before being expected to demonstrate learning, students need to develop habits of work, and professionals use evidence from student work, behavior, and feedback to inform decisions. 

Read more about our beliefs and practices.

Background and Development Process

In fall 2022, the district gathered additional input and feedback through a community survey, and School Board meetings and workshops. In October, the School Board and District Leadership Team hosted a community informational workshop and discussion focusing on three of the five strategic priorities grounded in the Falmouth Public Schools Mission, Vision, and Beliefs & Practices (Connected Community, Social Emotional Learning, and Curriculum & Instruction). This presentation and feedback session was another important step before formally adopting our Strategic Vision.

Access the presentation slides, survey feedback, and community discussion notes to learn more.

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