Between the Mission, Four-Fold Plan, Commitment, and Portrait of a Graduate, it's safe to say Buckley has quite a few guideposts. But how do they all fit together? Let's take a look at the history of our core values.

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    Drafted in 1933 by Dr. Buckley, the Four-Fold Plan represents our founding philosophy and is a timeless approach to education. The four pillars of Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Moral Education, remain the foundation of our school.

    The Buckley Commitment was created by students in 1995 to guide the community in school-wide standards of behavior; these values include Honesty, Loyalty, Respect, Kindness, Self-Reliance, and Self-Discipline.

    The Mission, drafted in 2017, represents major organizational priorities, such as a commitment to equity and inclusion, while simultaneously providing our reason for being. The Mission is more than what we do — it represents who we are.
During the 2020-2021 school year, the entire Buckley community developed the next iteration of our core values, the portrait of a graduate.

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    The Portrait of a Graduate represents our shared vision and understanding of the specific skills students will need to thrive in the future. These skills drive the development of the student experience at The Buckley School.