The mission of the Upper Merion Area School District is to inspire excellence… in every student, every day.
Vision And Beliefs Of The Upper Merion Area School District
- All students will graduate from Upper Merion with the skills, knowledge, and cultural experiences necessary to lay the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life.
- All students will graduate from Upper Merion with a challenging and exciting post-secondary plan in place that will reflect their interests and aptitudes and broaden their horizons.
- Above all, all students will graduate from Upper Merion with a strong sense of self, a deep concern for fellow human beings, a lasting commitment to their community, and a lifelong thirst for learning.
To achieve our vision, we commit ourselves to creating these essential truths in Upper Merion Area School District:
Our district is renowned for its academic rigor, offering students a curriculum that is motivating, relevant and designed to maximize each student’s learning potential.
Every aspect of our instructional program—our curriculum, our instruction, our groupings, our scheduling, our counseling—affirms our belief that every student has many talents and vast potential.
Our school district provides opportunities for every student to be a contributing member of a community—a member who: works collaboratively with others; makes decisions; solves problems; manages conflict; treats others with dignity and respect.
It is evident that Upper Merion values the arts.
Our curriculum promotes wellness.
Each student feels a sense of belonging through participating in a wide and diverse choice of school sponsored extra-curricular activities.
We effectively use technology to enhance learning, support operations, and as a means of internal and external communication.
Students and their families are supported by exemplary, comprehensive intervention services.
Students are exposed to appropriate, challenging and enriching experiences that guide their post secondary decisions.
Structures, procedures and programs are in place to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
Staff members are highly qualified, motivated individuals who are skilled and current in the best (most effective) practices in education and in their respective areas of responsibility.
We value our staff.
Staff members have a deep sense of pride in our school district and make personal connections with each student, fostering respect and love of learning.
Our school district is fiscally responsible, exploring ways to operate efficiently, to generate new funds, and to maximize current resources.
Our facilities are a great source of pride because they are safe, well-maintained, enhance the learning process, promote lifelong physical fitness, and support community programs.
Our transportation department is known for its safety, its service to students and families, and its efficiency.
Our food service department provides appetizing, healthful, affordable meals and offers a menu that is reflective of the diversity of our community.
We believe in the power of partnerships. We have fostered internal and external partnerships and good will.
We communicate effectively internally and externally.