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THS Mission and Beliefs

Mission Statement

The mission of Tenafly High School, a diverse community valuing academic excellence, collaboration, responsibility and self-expression, is to build and to sustain a stimulating, safe and nurturing learning environment which challenges students to reach their potential as individuals and as contributing members of an ever-changing global society.

Belief Statements

Graduates of Tenafly High School will be:

  • Critical Readers
  • Effective communicators, writers and listeners
  • Able to gather information for learning and research
  • Able to apply technology to specific tasks
  • Problem solvers
  • Able to transfer knowledge and skills to new situations
  • Aesthetically appreciative 
  • Creative
  • Self-managing and self-challenging
  • Able to exercise appropriate judgment
  • Able to make decisions with an understanding of their consequences and responsibilities
  • Able to accept defeat with grace and victory with humility
  • Honest and of sound moral character
  • Physically fit
  • Advocates of a healthy lifestyle
  • Able to work within social, organizational and technological systems
  • Environmentally aware
  • Responsible citizens in their communities.
  • Capable leaders and/or group members.
  • Respectful of cultural diversity.