District 58’s Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles

Revised August 2023

Vision Statement

  • We Envision   a school district that inspires children, sparks creative and innovative thinking, celebrates diversity, and builds visionaries.
  • We Seek   an education that excites, engages, challenges and prepares our children for life.
  • We Believe   every child should be empowered to achieve and grow in order to embrace the challenges of the future in a global environment.

Mission Statement

The mission of District 58, in partnership with families and community, is to challenge and engage each child by providing quality educational programs and support services in a safe, nurturing and child-centered environment in order to prepare all students to be lifelong learners and contributing members of a global society.

Guiding Principles

  • Each student is capable of learning and deserves to be educated and challenged to reach their highest potential. 
  • Education is the foundation for success, both in academic achievement and social-emotional development. 
  • Within each child, we will cultivate the social awareness, self-management and responsible decision-making skills necessary to be a contributing member of society.
  • Educators, students, families and community members should work together to support the healthy development of all students.
  • The school environment should be engaging, with opportunities for creative, collaborative and meaningful learning experiences. 
  • The school environment should be safe, friendly and nurturing, where everyone comes to learn and grow.