Marshall Academy Beliefs Statement
Marshall Academy educates children to become successful, productive, and independent members of a free society. Stressing solid preparation in the fundamental academic skills of reading and phonics, writing, and computation, the curriculum incorporates the best of the Western tradition and modern innovation in a creative, values-centered approach. Each student receives personalized instruction from teachers dedicated to the well rounded development of the young. Marshall Academy emphasizes the dignity and self-respect which results from a child's academic accomplishment, right behavior, and proper regard for others. When Academy students come to school, they come to important, rigorous work in a well-structured and caring environment. Both their conduct and dress must support the school's seriousness of purpose.
Marshall Academy represents a unique partnership among the students, parents, faculty, administration, and staff. These partners are united in their commitment to the common objectives outlined in our mission and standards. As role models and instructors, Marshall Academy teachers will be valued by students and parents for their caring attitudes. Intelligence, creative teaching ability, loyalty, and responsibility are characteristics we require of the faculty. Parents expect and appreciate direct and regular communication from faculty regarding their children. Reciprocally, Marshall Academy's parents should be responsive to teacher suggestions for helping students. The headmaster, along with the board of directors, verifies and endorses the Mission Statement and oversees its implementation in the school. In their capacities as policy makers and community leaders, these administrators advance the Academy's role as an institution committed to children. At Marshall Academy we are committed to the philosophy of educating the individual child by helping each student acquire knowledge. By providing standards of ethical and moral values by which one may live, we are preparing students to accept the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic, moral society. Every child is capable of achieving his or her potential to the fullest extent when afforded respect, fairness, kindness, loving discipline, and appropriate instruction.