Mission of Cherry Valley School

The purpose of education is to help students develop the best that is in them.  Part of that is an appreciation of who they are as well as a respect for differences and diversity. I hope that students will leave the process of education more curious than when they entered it. This curiosity about life would give students a sense of competence and confidence that comes from years of learning creative problem-solving and thinking skills. This confidence would impel students to satisfy their curiosity to be willing to be responsible for others within the society to make it better for all.

Mary Collins
Principal of Cherry Valley School (1974 – 1984)