Mission and Vision of Ta'iala Academy
The mission of Ta'iala Academy is to provide a safe and supportive learning environment where students can realize and develop their highest intellectual, academic, and physical potential. Students will be provided opportunities to grow emotionally, socially, and culturally and to cultivate moral and spiritual values consistent with Christian principles. We actively involve parents and the community in supporting student learning and development.
To promote a meaningful and challenging educational program for Ta'iala Academy students through a coherent and appropriately integrated K-6 curricula that is continuously examined, renewed, communicated, and implemented.
To establish an appreciation of the FaaSamoa through instruction in language, legends, and history, perpetuating an understanding, knowledge, and respect of the Samoan culture.
To foster and maintain an educational environment in which technology is a tool which promotes learning and enhances problem-solving and communication. Students will be taught skills which will enable them to function effectively in, and contribute to, a technological society.
Faculty and Staff
To attract, nurture and retain a qualified, dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff; and to create a work environment for all employees, characterized by high expectations, productivity, healthy communication, ongoing support and professional growth.
To maintain and improve Ta'iala Academy’s facilities to appropriately support and extend the school's educational mission and vision through the effective management of resources to create a safe and orderly learning environment.
I believe that this Academy will
be a refuge for our children,
an inspiration for them to excel
and reach their greatest potential,
a partner with their parents
to expand the classroom into their homes,
and the motivation to continue
their education throughout their life,
all in a safe, healthy and fun environment.
May the teachers fortunate enough to
be part of these young lives
guide and direct them in their learning venture,
and be more concerned about "process"
and less about "product".
May each child feel special,
that he can express himself
in a safe, non-competitive environment.
May all parents feel welcome,
and that they are an integral part
of their child's education,
and appreciate their role as the
primary and most important
Teacher in their child's life.
~ Karen Ho-Ching, Founder of Ta‘iala Academy, 2010