Our Mission and Focus
Each day our staff of just under 800 employees carries out our mission to provide “Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment.” Our academic focus is to help each child succeed by setting achievement goals and then using data to closely monitor progress and adjust instruction. To do this we encourage and support staff collaboration and professional development. We strive to create a safe, supportive environment in which all students feel connected and valued, while growing academically.
Tumwater schools provide a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing mastery of the basics in reading, writing, and mathematics, along with science, history, the arts, professional-technical education and foreign languages. We have a tradition of providing effective programs to meet the diverse needs of our learners. Our programs provide a wide range of offerings from basic skills classes to Advanced Placement (AP) college preparatory classes. Diverse opportunities are available to support student goals, including New Market Skill Center career and technical programs and the Secondary Options alternative high school. Students also have the opportunity to participate in team and intramural athletics as well as numerous club offerings.