The International Migrants School shall teach and practice democratic values. We understand democratic values to include all those rights, duties, and responsibilities that maximize active participation in the school and in the community.
In accordance with the highest ideals of the democratic and pluralistic society that it represents, International Migrants School shall encourage, in every possible way, tolerance and understanding among people. Pluralism and tolerance are essential principles of participation in the school and in the community.
The basis of a democratic education is knowledge arrived at through wide reading, critical thinking, free and open discussions. Therefore, the school shall encourage its students to freely and openly study and discuss differing religions, societies, cultures, and political systems, with the goal of understanding and respecting the various views of each.
However, no teacher, student, or parent shall be allowed to attempt to indoctrinate or proselytize on behalf of his or her particular belief system. The guiding principle shall be the RESPECT for every person’s right to think freely, decide for him or herself, and hold to his or her belief without fear of ridicule or discrimination of any kind.
All members of the school community shall encourage those standards of conduct that are universally reflected in such virtues as honesty, justice, compassion and respect for others.
This means that all members must take responsibility for their actions and promote the peaceful resolution of misunderstandings, disagreements, and disputes.