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Our purpose, mission, and vision connect to our anchoring beliefs.

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Our Purpose

We exist to cultivate anchors in our community that build a more just and equitable future. Our approach ensures that each student reaches their full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential. Our instructional practices ensure that each student experiences world-class development and that every teacher is on a fulfilling, effective, and dynamic career pathway. Our organizational commitments ensure that we are continuously improving our effectiveness, sharing our knowledge with other educators, learning from our partner schools, and engaging in authentic participatory action research with our community.

Our Mission

The Anchor School (TAS) is a village of educators, families, and community members that partners with 6th through 12th grade students who are developing the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to thrive in school and beyond. Through our commitment to excellent instruction, community partnerships, and holistic student development, we cultivate anchors that build a more just and equitable future.

Our Vision

We are committed to cultivating experiences that allow young people to connect with who they are, to whom they are connected, and the world they inhabit. Our educational approach supports intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth. Our students will become anchored internally and externally. Our graduates have the confidence, skills, and knowledge they need to thrive at TAS and in life beyond TAS.

Our school model is in service of our purpose, mission, and vision.