• At Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS), our mission is to ensure that each student achieves his/her full and unique potential.  (Approved by Board of Trustees 2009) 


    • MCPS provides a broad education, recognized for its quality, for every student in a safe, stimulating learning environment.
    • All MCPS students are challenged to develop critical thinking skills, citizenship responsibilities, communication competency, value for the arts, literature, and sciences, understanding of the importance of health and wellness, a love for learning, and preparation for life beyond high school regardless of their vocational pathway. 
    • The community trusts and supports the MCPS Board of Trustee’s leadership and vision because the Board: 
    • Seeks out and values input from the community through useful public participation strategies and is known for fiscal responsibility and efficiency.  
    • Hires highly qualified and competent administration and staff and encourages ongoing education for them as well as Board members.  
    • Searches out and is successful at finding alternative and non-traditional funding sources to support District programs.  Is perceived by the public as competent, consistent and having integrity.  


    • We believe that every child has his/her own educational potential and deserves to be fully challenged.  
    • We believe we have a responsibility to motivate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.
    • We believe that MCPS should be a safe learning environment.  
    • We believe that Board decisions should value and consider community input, administrative and staff recommendations, and educational best practices.  
    • We treat all employees with respect and provide them with a professional and supportive working environment.
    • We believe that Administration is the critical component in operating the District.  
    • We believe that the health and wellness of students and staff is essential.  
    • We recognize our critical responsibility to safeguard the public’s trust in public education.