Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission

Viewpoint School is a welcoming, vibrant, and collaborative community that offers a challenging and enriched college preparatory education in a nurturing environment for students in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. The School embraces students and families from diverse cultures of the world and teaches the history and wisdom of these traditions.

Viewpoint inspires a love of learning and develops those qualities which provide strength and direction for a lifetime. The School promotes among its student's respect, integrity, responsibility, and optimism.

The School celebrates its love of country by commemorating our nation’s holidays and honoring its finest traditions. Viewpoint affirms in its assemblies and programs the ethical principles inherent in all religions.

Viewpoint’s students learn the importance of service to others and to the greater community with the expectation that this introduction becomes a lifelong commitment.

Viewpoint recognizes the uniqueness of each child and is committed to the preservation and development of that individuality.

I see how much it enriches the lives of my children and their friends. The opportunities here for them are endless.

Elena Batsalkin P '26, '28, '33

Our Philosophy

Founded in 1961, Viewpoint School is a nondenominational, nonprofit day school. Young people grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally in the School's nurturing environment. Viewpoint offers a challenging academic program, emphasizing excellence and achievement, and providing individualized attention.

The School provides its students with the proper balance of knowledge and skills in critical thinking, while helping them to attain a healthy sense of self-esteem. This blend allows our children to become successful students in college and responsible adults capable of wise decision-making.

We believe in actively promoting ethical values among our students. We teach a respect for the rights and feelings of others and instill a spirit of community service in our students. Within this environment, students learn to value the differences among individuals and to appreciate the unique contributions each person adds to Viewpoint's diverse community.

Viewpoint believes that a sound education is a joint-enterprise involving the School and its faculty, our students, and their parents. Together we generate an eagerness to learn, a willingness to work diligently, and a desire to be active in the community. Students develop fundamental skills, an understanding of the subject matter, high standards for their work, and a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

Mission and Philosophy