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Vision and Philosophy

The vision and philosophy of John W. Tolbert, Jr. Elementary is to establish a safe, knowledge-rich, student-centered environment in which staff, parents, students  and the community collaborate to create productive global thinkers and citizens.


The mission of John W. Tolbert, Jr. Elementary  is to prepare students to be productive and respectful citizens.  We will find our greatness by:

·        Creating a safe, nurturing environment to encourage students to take risks, ask questions and take responsibility for their learning and behavior.

·        Preparing students to utilize 21st century skills to think critically and apply problem solving strategies to real life situations.

·        Providing high quality and responsive instruction (meaningful, engaging and differentiated learning activities and assessments) to promote student motivation and growth.

·        Communicating effectively among all members of the Tolbert community including parents, students and staff.