Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: Why we exist

Inspiring lives of purpose through education grounded in a spirit of discovery.

University Liggett School is a community committed to excellence in teaching and learning.
We nurture curiosity, instill confidence, and foster personal and collective growth, 
thereby empowering young people to shape a brighter future for all.

Adopted by the University Liggett School Board of Trustees, February 2024

Core Values: What we believe

Following a week of collective efforts during Core Values Week involving the entire ULS community, the Board of Trustees officially endorsed our Core Values: Community, Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and Empathy.



We believe that a community grounded in trust, belonging, and safety unites us, secure in the shared understanding that we are stronger together. We advance community by honoring our past, embracing that which we have in common, and celebrating the unique talents we each possess.




We believe that integrity is the cornerstone of our community and lives. We aspire to develop responsible citizens who are prepared to face the challenges of the future with steadfast character and a commitment to ethical decision-making. 







We believe that respect is an essential thread of the fabric of our community, creating an indispensable bond in our relationships with each other and the school. We aspire to ground our thoughts, words, and actions in a culture of respect, strengthening our appreciation for each other, for those who have come before us, for those who will follow in our footsteps, and for the diverse array of perspectives that thrive at University Liggett School.



We believe the pursuit of excellence is the foundation of our educational community. In that spirit, our academics, programs, and experiences prepare students to be lifelong learners who impact the world for the better.







We believe empathy is vital for our collective commitment to humanity and our unwavering pursuit of excellence. Community members consistently embody empathy through the practices of inclusion, kindness, compassion, and equity, thereby affirming the dignity of every human being.


— Adopted by the University Liggett School Board of Trustees, 2024

Our core values guide us in how we treat each other and live together as a community. 

Vision: Where we are going

More than 150 members of the ULS community joined together at Community Visioning Day to help shape our shared vision for the future.
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