Mission & Vision

Irwin Altman Middle School 172 Mission

  • Provide a caring, fair, equitable, and nurturing environment in which all students can feel supported and safe emotionally, intellectually, and physically.

  • Build positive personal characteristics such as honesty, integrity, dedication, and perseverance, and encourage respect for the individual differences that make each of us unique.

  • In partnership with families and community, our goal is to create relevant learning opportunities for students that help them develop the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and character necessary to succeed in our dynamic global community.  

  • Provide a challenging, standards based educational program, preparing students for success in high school and beyond.

Irwin Altman Middle School 172 Vision

Middle School 172 strives to prepare our students to become enduring connoisseurs of knowledge and social responsibility to meet the unimaginable challenges of their future by instilling independent critical thinking skills, empathy, and development of the character necessary to overcome all challenges and obstructions in an ever-changing world.