Sustainability is a profound concept with multiple dimensions and with complex socio-techno-ecological linkages across time and space.
There is international consensus that social development and biospheric systems are to be sustained indefinitely. In its most formal definition, sustainable development meets the needs of current generations without compromising the capacity of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sustainability also involves asking the question of how personal health, dignity, and well-being and contingent diverse cultures and heritages are understood, respected, and enabled into a flourishing future.
Sustainability at Worcester Academy engages the community through examining the means by which our lives today are informed, empowered, and enriched through the cross sections of these posits.
Developing a culture of sustainability at Worcester Academy is essential to instilling the knowledge, habits, and values that will empower students to lead informed, engaged and responsible lives as global citizens.
The school's core values and mission
and sustainability are inextricable. And through its Strategic Plan, Worcester Academy has committed to integrating the concept and best practices of sustainability into its curriculum and campus operations.
By creating a "living laboratory" campus that reflects, enables, and embodies our curriculum, values, and mission Worcester Academy strives to engender the dynamic critical thinking skills, sense of place, creative capacities, and civic stewardship needed to both address real word problems and to envision and contribute to the formation of sustainable societies.