• Core Values, Beliefs and Learning Expectations

    New Canaan High School is committed to preparing all students to meet the challenges of living in an increasingly global and diverse society. We believe that students learn best in an environment that fosters respect for themselves and others. This allows students to be active participants in their learning, to identify and solve authentic problems and to effectively share their learning with the appropriate audiences. In partnership with parents and the community, we strive to inspire students to the habits of mind and character that will make them lifelong learners. 

    Academic Expectations
    All students will demonstrate:

    1.1  the ability to apply analytical and creative thinking to identify and solve problems across disciplines

    1.2  the ability to reflect thoughtfully on their learning

    1.3  mastery of communication skills

    1.4  an awareness of healthy life choices

    Social Expectation
    All students will:

    2.1  work responsibly and productively in both independent and
    collaborative environments

    2.2  demonstrate respect for one another

    Civic Expectations
    All students will:

    3.1  contribute in a positive way to the culture of NCHS and the larger community