The mission of the Punxsutawney Area School District is to prepare students for the future by enabling them to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become productive and responsible citizens.
Since 1823 when the first Punxsutawney school was built, the education of students has been of prime importance. The future success of students in the Punxsutawney Area School district will require committed teachers, involved parents, a supportive community and strong academic programs and activities that will enrich our students' lives. Our students will continue to be life long learners who will be able to adapt to an ever-changing and increasingly diverse world.
*A nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment promotes learning.
*Learning is an interactive process.
*Technology enhances learning.
*Respectful, positive, and collaborative relationships are essential for learning.
*Student effort, parent support, and high expectations promote student achievement.
*Cooperation and communication between school, student, parent, and community are vital for a successful school district.
*All students can learn.