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Mission & Philosophy

About Us

Our mission is to engage students, families and the community in creating a safe, innovative learning environment that nurtures, challenges and educates each student to be a  fulfilled, responsible citizen in a diverse society through continuous improvement in our work and a growth and equitable mindset.




I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your participation in our recent surveys. Your valuable feedback provides us with essential insights that will guide our decision-making process. As stakeholders, your input is invaluable, and it helps us make informed decisions that benefit our entire school community.

Attached, please find the official copy of the 2024-25 school calendar. We believe having this information will assist you in planning upcoming vacations and other commitments. 24-25 Official Calendar (1).pdf 

Remember, we are all working together for the success of our students and no matter the time or the place always aim high and dare to be great! Thank you once again for your continued support and involvement. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead! 


Dr. Diane Hatchett, Superintendent

Berea Community Schools

District News

Vision for BCS

Vision for Learning: For our students, "Aim High and Dare to Be Great" is an invitation to dream big, work hard, and believe in the boundless possibilities of their potential. It's a call to embrace challenges as opportunities, to persist in the face of adversity, and to discover the greatness within themselves.


What It Means for Our Vision: The vision for this academic year is a tapestry woven with the threads of ambition, courage, and excellence. It's a vision where each member of our community, from students to educators, staff to parents, dares to aim high in their aspirations and endeavors.

Aiming High in Teaching: Our educators are the architects of dreams, and aiming high means setting ambitious goals for our students. It means creating an environment where curiosity is sparked, potential is unlocked, and knowledge is a limitless horizon. In each lesson, in every interaction, let's challenge ourselves to reach for excellence.

Daring to Be Great in Leading: Leadership is not about titles but about the impact we have on others. Daring to be great in leading means fostering a culture of collaboration, empowerment, and continuous improvement. It's about leading with courage, innovation, and a commitment to the success of every member of our school community through the lens of an equity and growth mindset, never wavering and never quitting, always seeking opportunity and access for our students, faculty and staff. We are all in this together.  In the spirit of unity, Pirates dare to be great. Our journey together is an exploration of untapped potential, and  extraordinary achievements that will unfold when we all commit to aiming high and daring to be great.