Our Values

At Scientists in School, the values below permeate everything that we do.

Passion and Inspiration

We are passionate about inspiring children to experience a sense of wonder and gain a real understanding about the world around them. We continually strive to maintain our own sense of wonder and passion for what we do, as we instill this passion for inquiry in others.

Professional and Ethical Excellence

We treat everyone with fairness, honesty, integrity, patience, understanding and trust. We respect the views of our colleagues, customers, supporters and partners and always consider these in the decisions we make. We are committed to continuous improvement and to satisfying our customers with innovative, high quality programs. We also value and respect the natural environment and work to minimize the ecological footprint of our operations.

Diversity and Community

We value the diversity of our country and recognize the need to make our programs affordable and accessible to all. We strive to include all students regardless of their socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, geographic or academic profile. Together, we aim to build relationships that address the specific needs of that community, recognizing the critical role that community plays in advancing and strengthening education.

Creating an Engaging Environment

We are committed to providing a fun and engaging environment both in our workshops and in our work environment. We aim to foster learning among children and youth so that they not only learn concepts but strive to learn more. We nurture and celebrate success – both personally and professionally – and encourage and support a harmonious balance between work and personal life.

Teamwork and Collaboration

We foster a culture of teamwork that encourages mutual support, open and honest collaboration and sharing of ideas, both internally and externally. We put Scientists in School first and recognize that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Cultivating Partnerships

We actively encourage partnerships to support Scientists in School’s vision. We value contributions of ideas, materials and resources – all of which help us to further the mission of Scientists in School. We work together in relationships of mutual benefit and trust.