Mission & Core Ideology



The mission of the Boggs School is to nurture creative, critical thinkers who contribute to the well-being of their communities.



Core Values

- High levels of critical thought, creativity, and learning

- Excellence in teaching

- Authentic, trusting relationships

- Community empowerment

- Equity within both human relationships and the natural world


Core Purposes

- To provide the tools to achieve ambitious goals and live lives of meaning

- To nurture a sense of place and develop a commitment to a better Detroit

- To grow our souls by developing a connection with ourselves, each other, and the earth



Habits of Heart, Mind, and Hands

Inclusion- the practice of interacting with others in work and play no matter who they are or where they come from

Collaboration- working with others to complete a task and to achieve shared goals

Creativity-the ability to make new things or think of new ideas

Empathy-the ability to understand and share the feelings of others

Health-the practice of making choices that promote ones mental, emotional, and physical well-being

Mastery-a level of great skill developed after continuous effort

Grit-the continuous effort of working through challenging tasks

Self determination-the practice of having a goal oriented and self-directing mindset

Resourcefulness-the ability to overcome problems or make due with what is available to create a solution

Critical thinking-disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence