"To provide an environment that will nurture the growth of each child,” helps direct staff decision-making and program design. As a team, the staff decides goal-setting priorities each year within the parameters of broader school board goals. Bryden staff and students take great pride in their school and in each other’s accomplishments. Visitors to Bryden often comment on how pleasant and comfortable the school feels. This is no accident, but the natural result of caring adults making deliberate, conscious decisions on the behalf of students and their families and each other.