Clarity of purpose is crucial to starting a successful school. The first step in pulling a team together and writing the petition is to ensure that everyone understand the purpose, the mission and vision of the undertaking. The mission and vision will drive all actions and decisions and will be your most public description of the school.
Visiting operating schools with a strong mission and vision can help a group of founders to formulate their own guiding principles.
Below, a film clip describes how four schools invest students in their unique culture and vision: