• Educational Philosophy

    The mission of the Westhampton Beach Schools, in partnership with parents and the community, is to prepare our students to be educated, informed, caring, and productive members of our ever-changing global society.

    The Board of Education is dedicated to instilling in students the moral, ethical, and cultural values that are essential to individual dignity; to creating lifelong learners; and to cultivating an understanding and appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of American citizens so they may function effectively as independent individuals in a democratic society.

    The educational program will provide each child with the fundamental academic skills and basic knowledge required for his/her maximum educational development; the opportunity for each child to develop his/her interests and abilities to the fullest extent according to his/her individual potential; and special services to promote the physical, mental and emotional development of each child.

    It is the district"s goal to foster in students good work habits, integrity, self-discipline, good sportsmanship, self-confidence, self-esteem, a sense of purpose and an awareness of the environment.

    Extracurricular activities will be offered when possible to enhance the academic program.

    The Board, in collaboration with educational and support staff, parents, students, and the community, encourages the development of a school environment that is academically challenging, psychologically satisfying and socially fulfilling for students at all levels. The objectives of a comprehensive educational program are best realized when mutual understanding, cooperation, and effective communication exists among the home, school, and community.