JCHS “WORKING MISSION”
(Pending the strategic planning process anticipated for 2014/2015 school year, the Board President and Head, in consultation with the Board and senior management team, crafted the following statements to best reflect the JCHS “mission” as of August 2012)
Mission: The JCHS mission is to be a premier learning community for Jewish high school students integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and the enactment of Jewish values toward empowering each student to delight in lifelong learning, deepen her or his unique Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, and improve the world.
As expressed in this mission:
• “Deep learning” represents learning that is intrinsically motivated and is the result of complex thinking, collaborative practice, integration, and reflection. It is both grounded in concrete knowledge and infinite in application.
• “Universal wisdom” represents wisdom inclusively drawn from across disciplines, cultures, and history – whether secular, religious, or Jewish. Universal wisdom honors diverse viewpoints derived from common values.
• “Jewish values” represents those values that are drawn from, but not necessarily exclusively identified with, the Jewish tradition – a tradition that is diverse and represented by many voices.