Philosophy Statement

  • We believe that when a community asks for education, it is asking for ways to make life intelligible and meaningful. It asks that all subjects, no matter how specialized, emanate from a core of purposeful action, which reflects its basic convictions. We adhere to the teaching of core curriculum content standards established by the Department of Education. We, therefore, believe that the acquisition of the ability to interact positively with their environment will form the basis of our students’ success in their future occupational endeavors as well as their physical and social activities.

    It follows that the Black Horse Pike Regional School District educates only if we enable our students to continue learning. Every bit of evidence they can acquire in any area leads them that much closer to what is true, and, being closer to the truth is ultimately the most satisfying experience.

    We further believe that if we are to survive as a people, we will do so only if we perceive intellectual, scientific, and political truths as dynamic concepts to be discovered through inquiry, not as immutable dogma to be transmitted by authority. Thus, we aim to develop skills, attitudes, habits of mind, and the kinds of knowledge and understanding that will enable the student to act purposefully within the community.