Our Mission

“Inspiring, challenging, and preparing every child, every day.”

Auburn-Washburn strives to deliver exemplary, world-class education for all students, instilling in them the knowledge, skills, and character required to be responsible and productive citizens.


Auburn-Washburn schools provides a safe, enjoyable, and challenging school environment where students have the opportunity to achieve their maximum individual education potential. All students receive a balanced education where traditional scholastics are taught, creativity and innovation are cultivated, and life-skills are learned; preparing them to assume roles as responsible citizens in a global community.

Core Values

We believe learning is a lifelong process. The following values will help realize our vision:

  1. We believe in the value and uniqueness of each student:
    1. Each student has different needs.
    2. Each student should have the opportunity, and be encouraged, to reach their potential.
    3. Each student is entitled to a safe and secure school environment.
  2. We believe that excellence in education is a multifaceted process:
    1. Excellence requires the commitment and judicious stewardship of community resources.
    2. Excellence prepares students to become productive members of a global society; to live and work in a complex, ever-changing world.
    3. Excellence is grounded in fundamental skills.
    4. Excellence must be a dynamic process in order to meet changing needs.
    5. Excellence requires rigorous assessment and feedback of both students and faculty.
    6. Excellence requires focus on the future.
    7. Excellence depends upon effectively managed financial and physical resources.
    8. Excellence, both academic and through good citizenship, should be recognized and rewarded.
  3. We believe that respect and responsibility are essential components of an excellent education:
    1. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
    2. Communication enhances trust and cooperation.
    3. Each student is responsible for their own actions.
    4. Responsibility for public education rests jointly with students, parents, teachers, and community.