Mission Statement


Wayland Middle School is a community of learners. We strive to provide a rigorous, stimulating academic environment in which students find both challenge and support. We nurture a sense of curiosity, connection, and love of learning that extends beyond the middle school years. With equal regard, we support the development of social skills by encouraging a fundamental respect for oneself, our environment, and the larger world. Our house mentors - Henry David Thoreau, Rachel Louise Carson, and Martin Luther King, Jr. – model for us individual and collective responsibility and our role in fostering justice. We promote their teachings as we care for every member of our community.

To Create a Community of Learners


• Create a safe environment
• Build relationships
• Challenge and support each student
• Recognize perseverance, growth, and achievement
• Foster social growth
• Embrace differences in who we are and how we learn


• Act kindly, responsibly, and justly
• Get involved in our community
• Take risks to learn
• Work hard; be curious
• Respect yourself and others
• Appreciate how we are similar and different