Few things are more intractable than describing a ‘philosophy of education’, yet the guiding philosophy of Arya Central School is simply and easily expressed. We exist in order to provide active, reflective and creative learning in an environment enriched with support, encouragement and assistance. We celebrate the pursuit of lifelong learning, all the while stressing on the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. Our mission is to develop young people with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. Our faculty and staff clearly embody the values that we seek to teach. They regard their task here as a sacred one, reflective of the belief that there is “that of God” in each person.Our aspiration is both noble and bold: that each person in Arya Central School respects and cherishes what is unique and of infinite value in themselves and in others. Arya Central School recognizes that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, the School respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; and is committed to nurturing high self-esteem and respect for one other. The School’s role is to help each child come into confident possession of innate talents, improve the skills needed for success in life, and establish values that will allow each child to act with thoughtfulness and humanity.