Mission, Beliefs, & Vision Statements


The mission of the Bedford School District is to develop a community of learners who are curious, resourceful, and respectful.  Academic achievement is the district's highest priority.



Adopted 4/93; Revised 7/24/06 & 6/26/23 by Bedford School Board


The Bedford School District we envision values:

We set rigorous expectations for all individuals, fostering a culture of continuous growth and achievement.  We challenge students to acquire knowledge, academic skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, and adaptability, preparing them for success in an ever-evolving world.

We embrace the rich diversity of beliefs, perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds within our school community.  We recognize that a diverse and inclusive environment enhances learning, promotes empathy, and prepares students to thrive in a global society.

We foster a supportive culture that nurtures the holistic (intellectual, emotional, physical) growth of each individual.  We prioritize mental health and well-being, recognizing that a balanced and thriving student is better equipped for success. 

We believe in the transformative power of lifelong learning.  Education is a dynamic journey thus we encourage students to explore opportunities beyond the classroom, empowering individuals to adapt, innovate, and engage in continuous personal growth throughout their lives.

We promote a growth mindset that emphasizes the value of effort, perseverance, and resilience.  Students are encouraged to embrace challenges, take risks, and learn from failures, developing the skills and determination necessary to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.

We believe in fostering partnerships among students, parents, educators, and the community.  These partnerships are built on open communication, collaboration, and respect.  Together, we share the responsibility for creating a safe, inclusive, and empowering learning environment that supports the success and well-being of every student.

We uphold high standards of personal integrity, ethical behavior, and social responsibility.  Our students and staff demonstrate respect, honesty, empathy, and fairness in their interactions.  We encourage critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and a commitment to making positive contributions to our school, community, nation and the world.

Adopted 12/30/97; Revised 6/26/23