We believe that children naturally learn, and that given a safe and nurturing environment laden with opportunity and positive role models, all people naturally grow to their highest potential. Each person is unique and must be encouraged in his or her individual search for fulfillment. Each person is also part of a community and must be encouraged in their search for common purpose and ways to serve. These two searches are mutually strengthening and inseparable.
We also believe that we will be served well by taking to heart the following principles: