Just like the Mission experience is unique for each of our learners, it is uniquely different for every staff member. Mission Academy Guides are creative, intelligent individuals who enjoy working on a team and want to make a difference in the world through education. To see a child’s success is our success. Everything we do at Mission Academy is built on our relationships.
Our staff is free to dream big about how they wish to teach, implementing the latest in technology and educational practices to meet the needs of their learning community. Working at MA is not only rewarding, but it’s also fun. We are a diverse group of people who love working with kids and supporting each other.
Mission Academy is a private K-12 micro-school school with a student body of 100 learners. We are guided by a fundamental belief in the immense potential within every person. Therefore, our mission is to help each student flourish – emotionally, socially, and academically – through positive mentoring relationships and a personalized education experience.
We care about the development of our students and our staff as well. Our teaching teams are made up of lifelong learners interested in continuous development. Mission Academy supports our Guides by offering relevant and thought-provoking personal development and providing access to classroom resources and peer-mentoring opportunities. We understand that what we do as Guides tremendously impacts students. We never settle. We never quit. We do what it takes to ensure our students thrive!
We are committed to delivering excellence in all aspects of our school. We are results-focused and believe in quantitative measurement of our efforts. We never settle for simply “good enough.”
We are passionate about our mission to change education. Our guides are excited to come to work every day and serve our students and each other. We believe that we can make an impact and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure our students and school succeed.
Settling is not an option and therefore we strive to find the best ways to accomplish tasks and overcome challenges. We embrace change and actively seek new and better ways by learning from other organizations and industries. We understand that even unsuccessful ideas and programs lead to learning and improvement and we are always ready for the next challenge!
We dare to speak up and respectfully share our disagreements or concerns, and we encourage a respectful exchange of ideas. We realize that a healthy organization is one where people are empowered and comfortable in expressing their views and opinions. We take calculated risks because we know that innovation and improvement require it.
Culture is how we live our values. Mission Academy is a purpose-driven learning organization committed to results and each other. Our Guides are excited to arrive at work each day because they know they are making a difference and cultivating the lives of young learners.
Our environment is one where happy learners and their passionate Guides come together to engage in interesting hands-on projects and thoughtful discussions. We believe in reinforcing exemplary character with positive reinforcement because we know that children learn best when they feel supported and valued.
We encourage our educator Guides and learners to set personal goals, teach them to hold themselves accountable for their mistakes and to work as a team to solve problems and overcome barriers. Our goal is to provide a personalized environment that supports individualized learning and growth for our learners and Guides.
I enjoy working at Mission due to their focused pursuit of an excellent educational experience while simultaneously encouraging our learners to follow their passions. One of my favorite parts of our studies here is our TimberNook time, in which the students spend an afternoon each week in an immersive outdoor play experience.
MISSION ACADEMY MONTESSORI GUIDE