NAVAL ACADEMY

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mission, Philosophy, and Diversity


Our Mission Statement

The Naval Academy Primary School's mission is focused on the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of children from the Annapolis area military community. NAPS provides a structured and nurturing environment that recognizes and acts upon the unique needs and circumstances of these children, many of whom will attend a number of schools, both in the United States and abroad during their academic careers. Many of the faculty & staff are military spouses and parents who are skilled at supporting the military child’s transition to a new school and community with new teachers and friends. The overall mission is to provide a structured and nurturing environment where all of our students can develop to their fullest potential and develop a solid foundation to be successful in middle school, high school, and beyond.


Our Philosophy Statement

The Naval Academy Primary School provides a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that facilitates our children's abilities to grow and mature intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. NAPS' small classroom sizes allow for all teachers to work with individual learning styles, adjust to the strengths and weaknesses of each child, to encourage children to feel safe and comfortable, and to question and share ideas. The NAPS faculty is a team of educated professionals who are enthusiastic about guiding students to become lifelong learners. NAPS has a strong academic curriculum that is enhanced by a series of special classes: art, computing skills, Spanish, library, music, and physical education.  There is a strong emphasis on the integration of technology into the academic curriculum. We offer both a full-time reading specialist and special education teacher with assistants for students requiring additional academic support. Teachers provide opportunities for students to develop responsible citizenship and build self-esteem and leadership skills. NAPS engages parents as partners in their children's learning experience, offering opportunities for them to volunteer in the classroom, on field trips, and in after-school enrichment programs. Parent volunteers are the backbone of our lunch program, fundraising activities, and many extracurricular activities. The NAPS Board of Directors consists of parent volunteers and works closely with the Director, the faculty, staff, and parents to ensure that the school is fiscally sound and that the physical plant is safe, clean, and habitable. We strive to provide a comprehensive program that equips our children to leave NAPS well prepared for their next school and community and with a solid foundation as responsible global citizens.


Our Diversity Statement

The Naval Academy Primary School values and respects diversity in race, culture, gender, socio-economic means, and learning styles. We strive to create a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment where students can recognize their self-worth, build confidence and self-esteem, and appreciate all others as contributing members of society.