At Mizzentop, all children are respected as individuals with their own rates of growth, dispositions, and interests.
Our Mission
Mizzentop Day School provides a stimulating and innovative educational program dedicated to building a supportive community through living values and instilling a love of learning in our students.
Our Guiding Principles
The Guiding Principles of Mizzentop Day School are:
  • To develop scholarship, creativity, and character.
  • To build skills of critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving.
  • To promote the joy of learning and academic achievement using multi-sensory, project-based methodology.
  • To foster sensitivity and encourage citizenship in our diverse, global world.
  • To provide a safe, sound intellectual, emotional, and physical environment where morals and values are embedded in the curriculum in a practical and meaningful manner.
  • To foster in students a sense of tolerance and social responsibility enabling them to become positive contributors to their respective communities.
Our Philosophy
To be well prepared socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually, children must be nurtured in an environment that places emphasis on the whole child. MDS offers a challenging program that focuses on each child’s personal development and learning styles. We help students learn, and we guide them toward independence and self- confidence in a nurturing, secure, and structured environment.

A strong foundation in reading, writing, and mathematics prepares each child for an increasingly rigorous curriculum in the future. Children are taught according to developmental needs and in the style that best suits them. Small classes allow students to discover and build on personal strengths using a highly integrated curricular approach. Hands-on projects fully engage students, and classrooms vibrate with the activities of curious children. Children are encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and contribute in all areas of their educational day. Learning from their teachers and from each other, students work together making connections and finding solutions to problems.

MDS views childhood as a journey that is enhanced in a positive and caring learning experience. We stress the importance of building community by establishing routines, procedures, and attitudes that foster trust among the students and teachers. We treat and talk with each other in ways that model respect.