Missions and Expectation

Personal and civic responsibility, love of learning, and empathy for others: these are the qualities that Wayland High School seeks to instill in its students. At its core, our mission is to provide a rigorous and stimulating academic environment that promotes the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Yet we deem it equally important to nurture self-confident, collaborative, and conscientious individuals. We strive to create a climate where risk-taking is safeguarded, open expression is encouraged, and free association is protected. Our goal is to advance our students' growth into principled, informed, and capable citizens who will help guide a democracy that follows humanitarian principles in the global forum, and shape a just society where individuals may reach their full potential.

Expectations for Student Learning

Academic Expectations

Wayland High School students will

  • read actively and critically
  • communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
  • understand and interpret the cultural and historical contexts of the world
  • use scientific and mathematical approaches to interpret information and solve problems
  • seek and use information effectively, creatively, and ethically to construct knowledge

Social Expectations

Wayland High School students will

  • treat teachers, staff, other students, and themselves with respect
  • exhibit honesty and integrity in all aspects of school life (curricular, extracurricular, and social)
  • take responsibility for themselves within Wayland High School and the greater community
  • demonstrate empathy with people of different abilities, backgrounds, and cultures and appreciate the commonality and interdependence of all communities.
  • show an ability to work collaboratively
  • appreciate the importance of a sound mind and body

Civic Expectations
Wayland High School students will

  • serve their community and society actively through volunteerism
  • develop an awareness of local, national, and global issues
  • know their rights and responsibilities
  • value and respect the environment
  • engage in the democratic process in school and in society


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