Mission and Core Values

Our Mission Statement

To create transformative learning experiences that empower a diverse community of students to lead lives of intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and compassionate contribution to a more just world.

Core Values

At Bosque School, we instill a philosophy of lifelong learning. We believe in learning while abiding by our core values of inspiring academic excellence, cultivating community, fostering integrity, and learning from place.

Inspiring Academic Excellence: We design learning experiences that inspire students to explore challenging concepts and ideas and to be daring in their pursuit of deep understanding.  Our academic program is grounded in inquiry and prizes curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.  Decisions of content and pedagogy reflect the diverse and changing world in which we live and offer a pathway to discovering individual passions and how to live ethically.

Cultivating Community: We strive to be an intentionally diverse community and know that people thrive when their individual voices are heard and valued as part of a caring collective.  We foster and tend meaningful relationships and shared responsibility for a vibrant and healthy school culture.  And because we believe learning doesn’t end at the campus edge, we proactively engage with the larger community. 

Fostering Integrity: We believe that the acquisition of knowledge is incomplete without the simultaneous development of ethical principles and compassion.  We expect students to act with integrity, to contribute positively to the Bosque community, and to be courageous and honest learners and leaders. In partnership with families, we guide students to grow from their experiences and develop resilience in the face of challenges.

Learning from Place: We are a community of learners rooted in the ancestral homelands of Puebloan peoples in the Rio Grande bosque. The complex cultural and ecological story of the bosque offers an extraordinary extension of our classrooms and serves as a call to action to care for the environment as a whole.