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Toms River Schools

Educational Philosophy

Toms River Schools are pupil centered. We recognize the school as a place (1) where unexplored abilities, interests and traits are discovered and given opportunity for growth; (2) where those already marked are given encouragement; and (3) where the entire school population is offered visions of new and wider fields of knowledge and experience that make all life richer and more satisfying. These principles are basic in our school philosophy.

We recognize that all of a person's experiences influence that person's development. The curriculum of the Toms River Schools, therefore, embraces all pupil experiences in which the school has a measure of control. Included are class instruction, extra curricular activities, social functions, and community projects. The fulfillment of such an educational concept demands an informal and democratic type of environment.

Many distinct, but closely related factors determine the degree to which we can provide the desired environment. We acknowledge the importance of physical surroundings. However, even more important are the human relationships. Since our chief aim is to promote pupil growth through mutual understanding of problems, informal and friendly relationships are encouraged among teachers and pupils. Achievement of this aim depends upon recognition and active acceptance of this philosophy.

We believe that no educational philosophy can be static. The aims and policies of Toms River Schools are being continually re-examined in light of pupil and community needs and growth.

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