Mission Statement

Childhood is brief and precious, a time of limitless potential and essential development. It is 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.

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Admission Policy

Curtis School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.