Mission and Vision
The purpose of schooling is for all students to learn to use their minds and hearts well. Students learn best in schools where they are known well, where expectations are high, support is strong, and where their voice and their parents’ voice is valued. The mission of L.U.C.H.A. is to recognize all of these values and ensure that the students are empowered to learn, lead, and be positive and productive members of their community.
L.U.C.H.A. is empowered students, united with invested parents and families,
a relentless staff, and the greater community, building social, academic,
and personal achievement while developing into conscientious leaders.
At L.U.C.H.A., we expect students to exit our learning community as independent, responsible, highly competitive, socially active citizens, and critical thinkers. These characteristics and skill sets are core elements that comprise an ‘educated’ person in the 21st century. L.U.C.H.A. students will be prepared to excel in middle and high school as active learners who proceed to matriculate to college. Our students will be lifelong learners who will be poised to make positive contributions to the global society.
Four Core Values:
Responsibility – Responsibility is a key core value at L.U.C.H.A. This core value ensures that students are responsible learners and participants. Consequently, students take their own initiative in the learning process and take ownership of the school. At L.U.C.H.A., the goal is not only that students achieve higher levels of academic achievement, but also that students and families recognize their own personal responsibility regarding their own success. Students, parents, teachers, and other staff are expected to be personally responsible to ensure not only their own success, but also the success of all.
Compassion – At L.U.C.H.A., the smaller population of students and families ensure that the individual needs of everyone in the community are met. This ensures that each individual is not only taught well, but also taught and listened to in a manner that is compassionate and understanding. Consequently, this core value is consistently modeled for students and enables them to act compassionately amongst themselves and throughout the entire school.
Respect – Respectful is not only a core value, but it is a clear expectation at L.U.C.H.A. Student are expected to respect each other, the teachers, their learning, the school, their parents, and the entire surrounding community. It is incredibly important that students recognize that they are a significant part of a community and it is their duty to respect and contribute to this community in a productive and positive manner.
Hard Work – At L.U.C.H.A., we recognize the fact that kindergartners enter without pre-kindergarten experience and many of our students at each grade level are also learning English as they simultaneously master the content standards. Consequently, hard work is an essential component of our academic expectations. Students need to work especially hard to ensure their academic success. In addition, hard work is important because it reminds students that success does not often come easily, rather, success requires hard work.