The motto "Reaching for the Stars, Striving for Excellence" means that everyone at Ella Canavan School works together to help all children set goals and reach their potential.
The mission statement of Ella Canavan School promises "We responsibly prepare students to become enthusiastic life-long learners who reach for the stars. We do this by skillfully presenting an individually challenging curriculum in a school setting that values kindness, respect and personal responsibility. This atmosphere is created through the care we give to our school environment and the commitment we make to build positive relationships with students, parents, staff and community."
Ella Canavan School also strengthens the the core values of every child by instilling the skills outlined in Stephen Covey's book "The Leader in Me; Seven Habits of Happy Kids".