The mission of Dennis Lab School, in affiliation with university and community partners, is:
- To facilitate a shared responsibility of learning among staff, students, families and community partners in an innovative and collaborative culture;
- To integrate best practices of educational theory and instructional methods that advance excellence in teaching and learning;
- To build community partnerships that allow learning to extend outside of the classroom and bring the community and the world into our school; and
- To meet and exceed local, state and federal standards of learning while providing a holistic education that allows students to excel in a changing world.