Mission, Vision and Values


We Empower Compassionate, Creative and Independent Thinkers.


Salmon Bay K-8 will provide all students with a physically and emotionally safe space to engage in challenging, integrated and experiential learning, and will prepare them to become resourceful and responsible citizens in an ever-changing, diverse world


As a staff, we hold ourselves responsible for exemplifying the following shared values:

  • Relationships Grounded in Trust
  • Inquiry-based, Authentic and Experiential Learning through Hands-On Projects
  • Service to the Larger Community
  • Integration of Athletics and Arts with the General Curriculum
  • Enhanced Learning Through Computer Literacy Skills
  • Equal Status and Respect for all Members of the School Community

As an extension of our shared values, we explicitly teach our students the following research-based character strengths:

  • Optimism – Expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it.
  • Grit – Persistence combined with resilience; ability to complete something despite obstacles. 
  • Curiosity – Finding things fascinating; taking an interest in experience/learning for its own sake.
  • Social Intelligence – Being aware of motives and feelings of other people and oneself. 
  • Gratitude – Being aware of and thankful for opportunities and good things that happen. 
  • Self-Control – Regulating what one does with one's feelings; being self-disciplined.
  • Zest – Approaching life and learning with excitement, joy and energy.
  • Creativity - Coming up with new ways of doing things; thinking outside the box.
  • Compassion - Developing empathy for others; displaying care through action
  • Independent Thinking – The desire to think for oneself.


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