Skip to main content
Ithaca Schools - click for home 
Ithaca City Schools - click for home
 

QUICK LINK
COVID-19 Screenings, Testing, and Contact Tracing
ICSD COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Program
NYS COVID-19 School Report Card Dashboard
Reopen ICSD Updates and Announcements
School Meals Information
Welcoming Remote Students and Staff Back
 
 

Vision & Mission

The Board of Education recognizes that to govern effectively, it must clearly define why the district exists and what it aspires to be. The Board therefore adopts the following mission statement to convey the district’s purpose, and vision to set forth what the district should strive to become in the future.

Vision
We envision 6,000+ Thinkers. Thinking is foundational to the development of self and society. It is the cornerstone of all creative ideas and problem solving, new scientific discoveries, new products and services, individual and organizational learning, education, business success, interpersonal and intrapersonal communications, all social change and even democracy itself. Our vision is what we see. It motivates us. Our vision is audacious.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to engage, educate, and empower. We will strive to engage all students in the importance and relevance of thinking; to educate every learner to communicate, comprehend, and collaborate for understanding; and to empower all in the ICSD to achieve academic excellence.