SMA: A Tuition Free K-8 Public Charter School

Sierra Montessori Academy


Commitment & Values


21st Century Learning

We believe in providing an instructional program that cultivates an understanding and practice of civic responsibility.

We value a rich curriculum which stimulates interests and intellectual curiosity.

We believe it is our responsibility to prepare our students to become creative problem solvers who can be flexible and adapt to a changing world.

We value and believe it is our responsibility to provide opportunities for technological advancement.

Value Diversity

We believe our children should be valued and respected for their individual gifts and diversity.

We believe that all of our students deserve to be recognized for his or her efforts as well as his or her accomplishments and achievements.


We believe our school should be a safe and secure environment.

We are committed to providing an environment for all children that promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

We are committed to an environment that promotes mutual respect, honesty, integrity, and good citizenship.

We value a teaching environment that respects each individual's learning styles and developmental needs.

We believe that learning should be enjoyable and that life-long learning should be a goal for every person.


We value collaborative and integrated relationships between our school and greater community.

We are committed to collaboration and teamwork.


We are committed to administer specific assessments throughout the school year. We believe that careful follow through on these assessments and goals within this plan will result in high achievement for all students.

We will share assessment information with our students and parents which will encourage student participation through the development of individual goals.



Always tell the truth

Admit your mistakes

Do your own work

Be reliable - do what you say you'll do        

Have the courage to do the right thing

Build a good reputation

Be loyal - stand by your family, friends, and country


Use only kind words and action

Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself

Respect all adults

Follow the Golden Rule

Be tolerant of differences

Be considerate of the feelings of others

Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone

Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements


Always do your best

Use self control; be self-disciplined

Think before you act - consider the consequences

Be accountable for your choices

Stay in assigned areas

Be prepared

Be on time


Play by the rules

Take turns and share

Be open-minded; listen to others

Don't blame others carelessly


Be kind

Be compassionate and show you care

Express gratitude

Forgive others

Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better


Obey laws and rules

Respect authority

Protect the environment
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