The mission of Chemawa Indian School is to provide opportunities for every Chemawa student to achieve success.

In so doing, we strive to maintain the highest academic standards and foster excellent educational opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Cognizant of the diversity among American and Alaska Native cultures, Chemawa shall endeavor to preserve a safe and affirmative learning environment in which caring professional staff will demonstrate their commitment, through mutual respect and input given to decision making, as mentors and role models to each student. Chemawa will strive to fundamentally and systematically administer rigorous academic programs that will challenge and reward both students and staff and facilitate the transformation of individual effort and enthusiasm into knowledge, skills and experience necessary to make choices that enrich life enabling each person to become positive contributors to their respective tribal communities and society as a whole.

Chemawa fully acknowledges the learning process as “dynamic” and will continually attempt to maintain higher levels of expectations for its students and staff, affording each a diverse opportunity for meaningful growth and development. The impetus of Chemawa will be the sound use of all resources and the application of “leading edge” technologies, enabling student connectivity beyond the boundaries of school walls. Chemawa shall afford each student an opportunity to achieve his/her full potential as a shared success between themselves, parent and our community.



On this campus we are.....

One Chemawa -- Honoring our unique tribal cultures while we work as one people.

One Chemawa -- Courageously rising to every challenge.

One Chemawa -- Striving for excellence each day.

One Chemawa -- Supporting each other to achieve success.

One Chemawa -- When one of us succeeds, we all succeed.

We are Chemawa, strong and proud!