While on a combined Alaska history and biology field trip, a Manokotak student conducts a test on the Igushik River. 

We believe that education is built on a foundation of respect for human dignity and diversity.

We believe that different family and community values must be recognized and respected.

We believe that different cultural, language, and religious traditions must be recognized and respected.

We believe children must demonstrate honesty, self-sufficiency, initiative, and independent behavior in order to become responsible adults.

We believe children must learn to care for their own physical and mental health if they are to become happy, productive adults.

We believe children should have an awareness of different lifestyles and careers and the ability to adapt to change.

We believe it is the responsibility of all citizens of the community to work toward the improvement of their environment, their education, and their well-being.

We believe a well-qualified staff, sensitive to the culture of the community in which they work, is necessary to provide a quality education with high expectations for all children.