Mission Statement

The mission of The Edison School is to provide an exceptional, individualized education for students with learning differences allowing them to strive for their potential.  

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide educational opportunities as unique as each of our learners. We strive to meet our students where they are by providing an intimate and encouraging academic community that honors them as individuals, values each student’s diverse learning style, and fosters growth.

Philosophy

At The Edison School, the following beliefs guide our work:

  • We believe every student has the potential to learn.

  • We believe every person who interacts with a student is a teacher.

  • We believe learning differently demands that we teach differently.

  • We believe the responsibility for pedagogical decisions lies with individual teachers.

  • We believe all teachers should have the necessary resources for implementing the curriculum.

  • We believe parent partnerships are an essential component in the pursuit of academic and social development.

  • We believe we must encourage students to learn about learning and to form their own beliefs in a search for intellectual autonomy.

  • We believe the exploration of the arts and is essential components in the development of independent, curious, and critical thinkers.

  • We believe we must impart to our students a sense of moral responsibility for their thoughts and actions in the hope that they will strive to be citizens tolerant of the differences in the world that they will inherit.

Commitment of Excellence

  • We are committed to maintaining open lines of communication with our parents to ensure the needs of our students are being fulfilled.

  • We are committed to meeting the social and educational needs of our students by providing a multi-sensoral learning environment led by compassionate teachers.

  • We are committed to constantly reinforcing our “Culture of Acceptance” for all of our students so they can feel valued for who they are as individuals and to have a safe place to learn.

  • We are committed to helping students become productive citizens by creating opportunities for them to be involved in community service activities.

  • We are committed to utilizing assessment tools throughout the year to constantly monitor the academic growth of our students.

  • We are committed to model the virtues of perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline, and excellence in all our actions.

  • We are committed to constantly challenge our students to consider the ethical implications of their actions.

For more information please contact us at 615-431-5637 or email jwilson@theedisonschool.com or tboyers@theedisonschool.com