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Mission and Principles

Our mission and principles serve as the foundation for building the exceptional programs, outstanding faculty, and welcoming community of parents and students that define our private school experience. Our motto, No Talent Lies Latent, inspires our mission and is the basis for our guiding principles.

Our Guiding Principles

Our Mission

Sanford School identifies and develops the intellectual and creative talents of a diverse group of students. Within a caring and supportive college preparatory environment, students are encouraged and challenged to achieve their finest in academics, athletics and the arts. Our ultimate goal is to teach students to live humanely within the Sanford community in order to prepare them to meet the demands and responsibilities of the future in the broader world.

Our Views on Diversity

Throughout the school’s history, Sanford has celebrated and respected the unique talents of our community members. We continue to create an inclusive, nurturing environment that instills a healthy respect for differences. Sanford values diversity at our core, including, but not limited to: culture, ethnicity, race, spirituality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, learning styles, socio-economic status, and interests.

Our Diversity Statement: The Sanford community embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion to create an environment of belonging. This work is never complete, and we continue to listen, learn, engage, and act. Please read our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page for more information.

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