Utica Community Schools, in partnership with our community, will empower students to positively transform their future and the world.
Utica Community Schools ignites a passion for learning in all students. We strengthen our community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement.
We accomplish this by:
Ensuring students are at the heart of all decisions
Collaborating with all stakeholders
Providing a safe and supportive environment
Encouraging mindsets that are open to innovation
Reimagining what school can be
Promoting high expectations throughout Utica Community Schools
Committing to multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement for all
The Isaac Monfort community is dedicated to providing the essential skills necessary to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring children who will become contributing members, and future leaders, of a global society.
Monfort students will strive to be:
Inquirers: Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.
Communicators: They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.
Risk Takers: They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
Knowledgeable: They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.
Principled: They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.
Caring: They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.
Open-minded: They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
Balanced: They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.