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 academic knowledge, skills for success, and character required to be happy, 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 academics are taught, creativity and innovation are cultivated, and skills for success are developed; preparing them to assume roles as responsible citizens in a global community, the workplace, and in life.

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, current, and well-maintained school environment.
  2. We believe that excellence in education is a multifaceted process:
    1. Excellence requires building meaningful relationships with all stakeholders and especially with students.
    2. Excellence requires the commitment and judicious stewardship of community resources.
    3. Excellence prepares students to become happy, responsible, and productive citizens; to successfully live and work in a complex, ever-changing world.
    4. Excellence is a combination of academic performance and skills for success.
    5. Excellence must be a dynamic and engaging process in order to meet changing needs.
    6. Excellence requires rigorous assessment and feedback of both students and faculty staff.
    7. Excellence requires focus on the future.
    8. Excellence depends upon effective resource management.
    9. Excellence, both academic and skills for success, should be recognized and celebrated.
  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. Effective 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.