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RC8’s Design Principles of the Month:

September—The Primacy of Self-Discovery

“I am here to discover what I can do.”

 October—Empathy and Caring

“I care for others; others care for me.”

 November—Success and Failure

 “Success is sweet, but mistakes are good food.”

 December—Service and Compassion

 “We do excellent things for others.”

 January—Solitude and Reflection

 “I need time to be with myself.”

 February—Diversity and Inclusion

“Our differences make us stronger.”

 March—Collaboration and Competition

“We work together as friends; I compete with myself.”

 April—The Responsibility for Learning

“I am responsible for my learning, and I help others learn.”

May— The Natural World

 “Nature is our teacher.”

 June—The Having of Wonderful Ideas

“I have wonderful ideas.” 

2015-2016 Parent/Student Handbook

Notice of Non-Discrimination  
Online Incident Reporting
***NEW School Hours for ALL Students
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM***  
 Grades K, 1, 2, 7, 83, 4, 5, 6
Academic Instruction 9:00 AM-3:40 PM   
 10:20 AM-5:00 PM
 Enrichment 3:40 PM-5:00 PM 9:00 AM-3:40 PM   
Design Principle for October:  

Learning is fostered best in communities where students' and teachers' ideas are respected and where there is mutual trust.  Learning groups are small in Expeditionary Learning schools, with a caring adult looking after the progress and acting as an advocate for each child.  Older students mentor younger ones, and students feel physically and emotionally safe.

Our Motto

We are not Spectators.  We are members of a TEAM.

Our Mission

Roberto Clemente School No. 8 is a school where we enjoy the

adventure of learning and promote the highest levels of achievement for all.

We respect the school, the people in it and the work we create.

We recognize that as a TEAM we are stronger together than we are apart.

Our Vision

Roberto Clemente School 8 strives to provide every student and adult the skills and resources necessary to become active, self-motivated, and lifelong learners.  

In doing so, we hope to create a culture of inquiry in which learning is cherished and continuous.

In order to accomplish our goals, we will commit to the following:


  • We will design and deliver engaging, exciting, and relevant instruction.
  • We will promote creativity, discovery, reflection, and balance.
  • We will foster internal motivation, perseverance, dignity, and integrity.
  • We will cultivate belonging through the development of meaningful and trusting relationships.