Core Values/Beliefs

These statements were created collaboratively by the Closter Board of Education, administrators, faculty, staff and parents between October 2019 and February 2020.

They will be used to establish priorities, drive decisions and allocate resources, and to ensure excellence for our students.

In Closter Public Schools, we believe:

  • all students can learn and thrive academically, socially, and emotionally with support from staff, parents, and peers;
  • skilled, caring teachers are the most important variable in the classroom and we should consistently provide resources to assist them in life-long learning;
  • instruction should be differentiated and culturally responsive to address students’ learning styles;  
  • in a strong home-school-community connection and respect Closter’s diversity;
  • open and honest communication is vital to creating a positive environment for all;
  • in the value of diversity and pledge to create a positive culture that safeguards equity, inclusion, dignity, and respect for all.