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Our Mission


The Rhoades School supports the development of academically advanced, productive, creative, and socially adept students in grades TK-8.


Students are challenged with a rigorous curriculum, a supportive peer group, and suitable guidance in an encouraging and thoughtful manner. We seek to establish in each student the singular love of learning.

Core Values:

Academic Achievement: We cultivate in our students the Habits of Mind that foster intellectual curiosity, analytical and creative thinking, and the pursuit of learning as a lifelong endeavor.

Developing Character: We teach individuals to live with integrity, responsibility, confidence, compassion and respect for themselves and others.

Intrinsic Motivation: We strive to promote motivation that comes from the pleasure one gets from the task or act itself rather than from outside rewards such as grades or prizes.

Student Learner Outcomes:

Rhoades School students are students who:

  1. Achieve excellence in academics and exhibit creativity of thought and expression.
  2. Develop intellectual curiosity and a desire for continuous learning.
  3. Develop personal and ethical responsibility.
  4. Effectively communicate and collaborate.

Our school does not discriminate in employment or the provision of educational services on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. View our student disability policyView our CA discrimination policy.