Mission, Vision, and Values
Our Mission
is to nurture and inspire interest-driven, noncoercive learning in an open democratic community.

Our Vision
At Upattinas we have created a place where people are kind and loving because they are treated with love and kindness. We are people of all ages, skin colors, religions, sexual orientation and personal beliefs; each of us cherished for what we bring to the community. We think for ourselves, from the youngest to the the oldest; all making our own decisions and contributing to the governance of the school. We contribute to a better world by speaking out, by seeking personal fulfillment, and by forming meaningful relationships. We respect ourselves, our community, and the world we inhabit. We resolve conflicts without resorting to violence. We inspire continued learning throughout life, with minds open to new ideas and the beliefs of others.

We Believe
In participant controlled, noncompulsory, and noncoercive learning.
That living is learning and that play is the basis of learning.
There are many ways to learn and all are valid.
In encouraging and supporting personal excellence.
In people of all ages learning together respectfully.
In emphasizing trust and communication rather than rules.
In balancing individual freedom with responsibility to the community.
In diversity and nondiscrimination.
In nonviolent problem solving.
That we must work for environmental renewal and global justice.

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