Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Mission and Vision

District Mission
Cambridge Public Schools delivers an excellent education that inspires, acknowledges, empowers, and supports every student on their personal journey to achieve their highest potential in and beyond school and as productive members of their communities.

District Vision

Cambridge Public Schools is widely recognized as an institution of excellence. Our schools deliver an inclusive, safe, high-quality learning experience that cultivates every student’s potential, works to dismantle educational inequities, and strengthens family and community partnerships. Our students are critical-thinkers, lifelong learners, and builders of a more equitable society who graduate prepared to make informed choices about their future.

District Core Values

  • High expectations
  • Equitable opportunity
  • Joy of learning
  • Wellness
  • Sense of belonging
  • Personal & collective responsibility
  • Partnership
  • Continuous improvement

The foundation of this plan is the Vision, Mission, and Core Values, which describe the shared aspirations, commitments, and values that will drive the work we do as a school community over the next few years.

District Plan

Version 5 (FINAL): Adopted by School Committee on June 7, 2022
Version 4: Presented at the June 7, 2022 School Committee Meeting for Discussion.
Version 3: Shared with the School Committee for discussion at their May 27, retreat, based on feedback from students, staff, families, and partners.
Version 2: Refined by Superintendent’s Student Design Group, based on feedback from all students.
Version 1: Developed by Superintendent’s Student Design Group

We began this process with students, who have developed a draft Mission, Vision, and Core Values. Watch this video to hear from them and see below for the draft they developed.

Watch the Video
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