The mission of the school since the 1980s has been, and continues to be, the preservation of the Meskwaki culture and language and preparation of all students to become productive citizens.
We wish to create a school that offers state of the art education for our students that is second to none. We believe there are no excuses for not offering each child the opportunity to learn and grow academically, socially, culturally, and emotionally. We vision a school where our children are eager to be here because 1) they are excited about learning 2) they are confident in their ability to experience success and accept responsibility for their actions and achievements, and 3) they care about themselves and others, and have a sense of service and responsibility to the community.
We will maintain a staff that is professional, enthusiastic, respectful, and caring. We will insist on respectful and courteous behavior from our students whose first task is to learn and grow holistically. We value the role of parents/guardians in the Meskwaki Community, parents/guardians and grandparents are their students, first teachers. We seek a lasting partnership so that parents/guardians are an integral part of their students’ educational development.
Meskwaki Settlement School: Preparing students to be responsible, independent life-long learners, preserving the language and culture of the Meskwaki Tribe.