Mission, Vision, and Values
Through rigorous curriculum, high-quality instruction, and positive character development, Purpose Preparatory Academy Charter School ensures that all kindergarten through grade four students achieve the academic skills, knowledge, and ethical foundation to be set on the path to college.
Purpose Prep provides an academically challenging, disciplined, and joyful elementary school to children of Nashville. With an intensive focus on the acquisition of essential literacy skills, Purpose Prep provides targeted and rigorous instruction in each core subject to meet the academic needs of every scholar. Purpose Prep holds scholars accountable for demonstrating excellent behavior by teaching them the character skills necessary for their success, specifically the school’s RISE with Purpose values – Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Self-Determination, and Excellence.
“Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.” This statement by Martin Luther King, Jr. captures Purpose Prep's vision of education. We instill in Purpose Prep scholars a strong academic and character foundation that firmly underpins school and life success. We nurture intelligence, grow character, and set the objective high. Purpose Prep scholars read, write and speak at proficient and masterful levels in the elementary grades that set a foundation towards high levels of learning throughout middle and high school, and on the path to college. We welcome the heightened accountability required of a charter, and we drive all programmatic and administrative decisions to dramatically advance our mission.
Our core values resonate in who we are, what we do, and the way we do it. In the truest sense of the phrase, we “RISE with Purpose” - Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Self-Determination, and Excellence.
Purpose: We are unwaveringly focused on achieving our mission - setting every Purpose Prep scholar on the path to college. Every action aligns with and contributes to our shared goals.
Respect: We value and appreciate each other, as demonstrated through our words and actions. We treat others the way we want to be treated.
Integrity: Our actions are congruent with our beliefs and words. We always follow through on what we say we are going to do.
Self-Determination: We do whatever it takes to achieve our goals, exuding steadfast commitment and positivity in the face of challenges. We value the process, no matter how demanding, just as much as the outcome.
Excellence: We understand that we are what we repeatedly do - Excellence is not an act, but a habit. We distinguish ourselves by the way we consistently execute on the details.