Mission and Vision


We are committed to developing a community of learners who are academically proficient, demonstrate strong character and exhibit self-confidence.


The vision of the Elizabeth Carter Brooks School is to ensure high standards of academic, emotional, and social success for all students in an exemplary, child centered, safe and supportive teaching/learning community.

At the Elizabeth Carter Brooks School, we believe:

  • All children can learn and will succeed.  A plan for each student’s individual success is carefully planned through the collection of individual student data and the collaboration that takes place between the classroom teacher, instructional support staff, and administration during our weekly data meetings.
  • All children benefit from developmentally appropriate materials, practices, and strategies/supports.

  • All children deserve a high-quality education in which individual needs are met, exceeded, and supported through differentiated instruction.
  • Social skills, such as relationship building, empathy, and positive communication are focused on and deserve the same amount of attention as academics.

  • School is not just about the children: it encompasses families, parents/guardians, community, stakeholders, society, the environment and the world.  Each component is crucial to a student's overall success.  
  • Children must be encouraged to see the connections between new learning and prior knowledge of themselves, experiences, and the environment.
  • Children are more than high stakes test scores.  

  • Children learn best in a safe, caring environment, one that values consistency, collaboration, and risk-taking.

  • Children excel when personal expectations are high and personal self-esteem is higher.

Students learn best when instruction is hands on, utilizing technology, and integrating that technology into the classroom instruction.