McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, in discovery, and in the realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually-respectful relationships inspire a passion for teaching and learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide life-altering opportunities and to develop in students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
We like Ron Ritchhart's question, which he poses in Creating Cultures of Thinking: "What do you want the children you teach to be like as adults?"
We are a school that loves school: moments of discovery in a classroom, epiphanies on the football field, finding new thresholds of ability on the stage. Our decisions start and end with what is good for children, and we work to help them discover for themselves the gifts they possess -- abilities and talents and dispositions that can make this diverse and wonderful world a better place for everyone.