A Program and Culture Committee was formed during the school year of 2013-14 and was comprised of teachers, parents, a classified staff member and Principal Walker.  The Committee was charged with the task of designing the program and culture of The Cove School based on the guiding question: “What practices and processes do we need to implement at The Cove School to ensure the success of all students?"

    During this year before The Cove School opened its doors, the Program and Culture Committee investigated best educational practices by reading books and copious articles, connecting with forward thinking educational organizations, visiting successful programs, inviting speakers and attending conferences.  Open meetings were also held with the Cove community to share ideas and brainstorm solutions.

    After much intense work, the Committee published the The Cove Guiding Principles, wrote a mission statement and decided on a core set of Signature Practices that define the unique Cove School identity.