Our Mission & Charter

We opened our doors in fall 2012, seeking to bring a new and exciting form of education to New Hampshire. We are an open enrollment, public school serving New Hampshire students age 5, as of September 30 of the current school year through age 11, in multi-grade, interdisciplinary and nurturing classrooms. In addition to our academic curriculum, we emphasize social and emotional learning and we have a strong character education program.

Polaris Mission

The mission of Polaris Charter School is to create a joyful and exciting learning community for intellectually curious elementary-aged children. Through an engaging, inquiry-based curriculum, our students will develop the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically, and excel academically. Our program fosters creativity and the development of social and emotional skills, instilling a positive attitude about future studies and ensuring students are well-prepared for the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Polaris Charter School will:

  • Implement a rigorous, project-oriented, interdisciplinary curriculum that ensures state standards are met and exceeded.

  • Utilize flexible groupings in multi-age classrooms.

  • Encourage each student’s progress with personal learning plans, combining social and academic standards with individualized goals.

  • Motivate students to learn at their own pace and reach their full potential with a move-on-when-ready approach that allows for accelerated learning and is based on subject mastery.