1999 Philosophy Statement

Focusing on the Roepers' experience as refugees

Original Publication Date: September, 1999

As part of the 1999 ISACS accreditation process (a periodic review of the school by its accrediting organization), the school’s Philosophy Committee wrote a restatement of the school’s philosophy. This statement in particular drew on the implications of the Roepers’ experience with the rise of Nazism and their need to flee their home. The committee’s consideration included Annemarie’s 1998 letter and statement, as well as community input. This statement was adopted by the Board of Trustees in September 1999. It is viewed as a restatement of the 1981 philosophy while not replacing it.