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Mission Statement


    Learning for Life – Loving to Learn


    Desert Willow, a designated Arizona International School, will empower students to achieve their highest individual potential as readers, writers, problem solvers, critical thinkers, and second language learners, ready to excel in our global society.


    Personalizing Learning

    Every student is unique and deserves the power to shape a personal path toward success.


    We embrace diversity among all members of our learning community and believe that each person is a valuable member

    We believe in promoting a motivating, engaging and stimulating learning environment where excellence is the expectation

    We believe in creating a positive, welcoming and friendly environment where everyone is treated with respect and communication is valued between the school, home and community

    We value where students currently are while helping them reach their full potential through rigorous, challenging and relevant learning experiences

    We strive for academic success through determination and risk-taking in both teaching and learning

    We believe in being responsible for one’s actions and one’s work, as well as being responsible to others and the common mission of our school.