Mission Vision Goals Beliefs

Mission, Vision, Goals & Beliefs


Our mission is to provide an educational environment that inspires members of the school community to reach their highest potential by promoting a love of learning, a respect for others, and a sense of civic responsibility and self-discipline.


Goal 1:    Our learning programs will be designed so that all students are successful.

Goal 2: The learning environment for teaching and learning will be safe, disciplined and well maintained.

Goal 3: Family, school and community partnerships will be fostered to promote student learning.

Goal 4: The system, school and classrooms will be organized as communities of learning.

Goal 5: Resources will be allocated to further the mission, vision, and goals of the Richard City School District and Richard Hardy Memorial School.

The Richard City Special School District and Richard Hardy Memorial School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age. Any instance of discrimination or sexual harassment should be reported to the principal or director of schools for immediate investigation.


In the early 1920’s Mr. Richard Hardy founded the Richard City and Deptford Independent School District. The school was established based upon Mr. Hardy’s Creed, which has remained as the cornerstone for all that has been accomplished here since those early days. The messages therein are timeless; a set of guiding principles which remain strong in today’s time. Therefore, our vision is simply to create and maintain a learning environment for the Richard Hardy community which upholds the principles set forth in Mr. Hardy’s creed and provides the necessary preparation for our students to achieve the kind of life well-lived that Richard Hardy envisioned.