About the School


The mission of the Ruth L. Chaffee School community is to foster a love of learning in an innovative, cooperative climate which empowers all students to be competent, productive, respectful and responsible citizens.


Our children are the future leaders of an ever-changing global society. We are dedicated to their success.

Academic Expectations

Students at Ruth L. Chaffee Elementary School will:

  • Strive to do their best everyday

  • Achieve excellence in all areas of learning

  • Acquire the necessary technological skills to compete in a global society;

  • Apply problem-solving strategies

  • Assume responsibility for their own learning

  • Develop a creative awareness and appreciation for the visual and performing arts

Social/Civic Expectations

Students at Ruth L. Chaffee Elementary School will:

  • Be responsible and productive citizens by adhering to our Chaffee Cardinal Rules (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible)

  • Interact cooperatively with others academically and socially

  • Value and respect the diversity in our community

  • Contribute to the school community and society

  • Develop positive physical, social and emotional health habits


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