Our mission is to provide a rigorous instructional program that develops critical thinkers who will become lifelong learners with the ability to assume leadership roles. Our school will facili tate learning through an integrated curriculum that incorporates best instructional practices, learning strategies, and technology. We will build teachers' instructional capacity through fo cused and continuous professional development. With parental involvement and the support of our community partnerships, we will provide a quality education for students in a safe, suppor ive, and challenging environment.
Drake students will use literacy throughout all content areas to connect to the community and compete globally. Through our focus on literature and writing, the graduates of Drake Elemen tary School will be independent, critical thinkers who value literacy as a continual process in all aspects of life.