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Philosophy & Mission

Our Vision: To accelerate learning by creating a brain-friendly learning environment that is joyful and challenging, stimulating and productive, nurturing with high standards and high expectations, encouraging a strong work ethic and ethical conduct with dignity and respect for all.

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS was founded on and remains devoted to the ideal that happy children — ones who are given respect as unique human beings and allowed to fulfill their needs to play, investigate, and be themselves — are more open to learning than children who are unhappy, tense, and fearful. We consider it our responsibility to foster every child's capacity for learning, to help them grow morally, spiritually, and emotionally as well as physically and intellectually.

Mission Statements

Corbett Prep's mission and philosophy is aligned with the International Baccalaureate.
Three PreK3 friends sitting together on the playground.

IB Mission

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing the common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Corbett Prep Mission

Our children first.

To have a positive impact on the greater community.

To develop globally minded students who are culturally aware and respectful of diversity.


To accelerate learning by creating a brain-friendly environment that is

  • Joyful and challenging
  • Stimulating and productive
  • Nurturing, with high standards and high expectations
  • Supporting strong work ethic and ethical behavior
Overview of Beliefs

Corbett Prep balances a dynamic, nurturing and safe learning environment with high standards and expectations to develop a positive approach to life and learning. Teachers put children first, attending to each student as an individual and as a member of a collaborative learning community. The school combines joy with challenge; stimulating and inspiring lessons with productivity and results; and a strong work ethic focused on excellence with ethical conduct that emphasizes dignity and respect for all.

“Recognizing the many differences in learning rates and styles, we believe in individualizing each child's school experience to whatever extent is possible for the fullest development of his or her potential.”Founders Marilyn Gatlin and Betty Anderson, 1968