• Mission Statement:
    H. W. Mountz is a community of learners. At the H. W. Mountz School, we will ensure that all students meet and exceed the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, refine character, and develop the skills necessary to be life-long learners and productive citizens in the 21st century. 

    We are the H.W. Mountz Tigers seeking to abide by our Pillars of Character: 
    Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship 

    We believe:

    1. All students are unique and can learn
    2. Students learn best in a safe, caring and motivating environment that is based on mutual respect
    3. Students can apply learning strategies and utilize self-assessment tools to take ownership for their learning 
    4. Students can develop critical, creative, problem-solving and decision-making skills
    5. Students can develop the pro-social skills necessary to ensure a respectful and collaborative learning environment
    6. Students can develop the “stripes” of character through opportunities for action in the school and community 
    7. Optimum learning occurs when teachers communicate learning goals to students and parents and support their achievement through standards-based instruction and on-going assessment
    8. It is the responsibility of the administration and the Board of Education to provide the leadership, support and resources necessary to achieve our mission
    9. All members of the school community must model the “stripes” of character
    10. It is the responsibility of the school community to inspire students to reach their highest potential and to value life-long learning 


    We value: 

    1. A strong home -school connection
    2. A standards-based curriculum 
    3. Differentiated instruction 
    4. Formative and summative assessment 
    5. The development of student strategies for independent learning and the application of skills and knowledge 
    6. Shared responsibility and accountability 
    7. Collaboration and communication 
    8. Shared leadership 
    9. Job-embedded professional learning that creates a consistency and continuity of instruction across grade levels and content areas 
    10. Active participation of all stakeholders in the community of learners; our mission will become a reality when it is supported by actions that are driven by our beliefs and our values
Last Modified on November 28, 2023