Mission and Values
Our mission is the foundation of the Packer experience.
Think Deeply, Listen Actively, Speak Courageously, Act with Purpose and Heart. As a community, we discuss the profound meaning of these words regularly, beginning with our youngest learners.
Our Vision for Educational Excellence
Packer is a diverse community of learners in which each person is valued and challenged. We strive to be knowledgeable, empathetic, and engaged members of an interconnected and dynamic world.
How we do this
We inspire joy and purpose through transformative learning experiences that foster both intellectual development and social-emotional growth. We prioritize collaboration, reflection, and continuous improvement in service of student learning.
How we know we are successful
We recognize our success in the varied contributions of our students, graduates, and school professionals — within and beyond our school community.
We educate students to:
Act with Purpose and Heart
Throughout the 2021-22 school year, we are engaged in a strategic design process.
Our mission drives our six core values. Together, they capture our commitment to nurturing both head and heart in balance.
Scholarship: Promoting rigorous inquiry leading to deep understanding.
Creativity: Fostering discovery, imagination, and innovation.
Equity: Embracing diversity, expanding access, and nurturing belonging.
Integrity: Cultivating decency, honesty, grace, and personal responsibility.
Joy: Creating a community of positive energy and lively engagement.
Respect: Caring for oneself, for one another, and for the world around us.
Packer believes that healthy identity development is essential to the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students. As educators, we must create an environment in which all students feel safe, challenged, celebrated, and an integral part of Packer.