Our Mission Statement
The Naval Academy Primary School's mission is to focus on the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of children from Annapolis and the surrounding communities. NAPS provides a structured and nurturing environment that recognizes and acts upon the unique needs and circumstances of your child. Our faculty & staff, some of whom are military spouses and parents, are skilled at supporting your child’s transition to our school, our community and new friends. The overall mission is to provide nurturing, yet structured environment where all of our students can develop to their fullest potential and develop a solid foundation to be successful in middle school, high school, and beyond.
Our Philosophy Statement
The Naval Academy Primary School provides a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that facilitates our children's abilities to grow and mature intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. NAPS' small classroom sizes allow for all teachers to work with individual learning styles, adjust to the strengths and weaknesses of each child, to encourage children to feel safe and comfortable, and to question and share ideas. The NAPS faculty is a team of educated professionals who are enthusiastic about guiding students to become lifelong learners. NAPS has a strong academic curriculum that is enhanced by a series of special classes: art, computing skills, French, library, music, and physical education. There is a strong emphasis on the integration of technology into the academic curriculum. We offer both a full-time reading specialist and special education teacher with assistants for students requiring additional academic support. Teachers provide opportunities for students to develop responsible citizenship and build self-esteem and leadership skills. NAPS engages parents as partners in their children's learning experience, offering opportunities for them to volunteer in the classroom, on field trips, and in after-school enrichment programs. Parent volunteers are the backbone of our lunch program, fundraising activities, and many extracurricular activities. The NAPS Board of Trustees consists of parent volunteers and works closely with the Director, the faculty, staff, and parents to ensure that the school is fiscally sound and that the physical plant is safe, clean, and habitable. We strive to provide a comprehensive program that equips our children to leave NAPS well prepared for their next school and community and with a solid foundation as responsible global citizens.
Our Diversity Statement
The Naval Academy Primary School values and respects diversity in race, culture, gender, socio-economic means, and learning styles. We strive to create a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment where students can recognize their self-worth, build confidence and self-esteem, and appreciate all others as contributing members of society.