Childhood is brief and precious; a time of limitless potential and essential development, but also a time to be savored for its own wonders, as it will not come again. A Curtis education honors these truths within a caring and inclusive community. We foster an active partnership with our families based on a shared commitment to our mission, our values, and the special joys of childhood.
Our goal is to develop, in every child, a sound mind in a sound body governed by a compassionate heart. We balance traditional and innovative pedagogical approaches in providing a well-rounded, challenging education. We develop children’s academic, intellectual, creative, athletic, and social potential through dynamic teaching and by actively engaging them in their own learning and moral growth. As a result, our students become young people of character who are also critical thinkers, effective communicators, respectful collaborators, and resilient problem solvers. Curtis graduates leave us as whole, self-disciplined, ethical beings, who are well prepared to pursue, confidently, the next stage in the journey of their lives.