Clintonville Academy’s teaching staff and governing board believe:
- That a school should concern itself with the educational growth and development of the whole child – intellect, character, citizenship, cultural appreciation, creativity, social interaction, personal ethics, and emotional and physical well-being.
- That a school should recognize the desirability of disciplined learning while at the same time provide for individual freedom and creativity.
- That a child learns best when he or she is aware that teachers and parents are concerned about and interested in him or her as an individual.
- That small class size is extremely significant in the elementary and middle school years.
- That the educational process of the child should be governed by logic and reason, but that value should be placed upon subjective considerations such as his emotions, imagination, creativity, and desires.