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Core Values and Beliefs


The Montville High School problem solving community values EFFORT, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY. All staff engages and challenges students intellectually and socially within a safe learning environment in order to develop skills appropriate for postsecondary education and/or a career in the 21st Century.
Further, we believe:
  • All students are individuals with unique learning styles, needs, and life experiences; these differences influence their learning
  • Adaptability is an essential component of success
  • The staff of Montville High School is our most valuable resource
  • Teachers are highly trained professionals who engage in efforts to improve professional practice through continuous learning and inquiry
  • Collaboration leads to improved performance, stronger programs, and increased success
  • Strong leadership focuses on a shared vision
  • Decision making is evidence-based and informed by research
  • Pride and integrity are defining characteristics of our community
  • A healthy school climate is based on unity and positive relationships



Students will use 21st Century problem solving skills in diverse, collaborative, and authentic learning experiences.
  1. Students write and speak effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes
  2. Students access, interpret, evaluate, synthesize, and apply multiple forms of information
  3. Students read, interpret, evaluate, create, and think critically
  4. Students engage in their academic development and growth


  1. Students engage in appropriate personal interactions that foster a united, empathetic, and self-reflective community
  2. Students build confidence through self-advocacy and take responsibility for their decisions and actions
  3. Students promote a safe school environment
  4. Students collaborate in the classroom


  1. Students are responsible, positive, and contributing citizens of the school, local, global, and digital communities
  2. Students demonstrate pride in the Montville community
Revised: June 2017