The school's educational philosophy is well-represented in our school plan.
 
James Ruse Agricultural High School will promote the growth and development of:
  • Educational excellence
  • A dynamic curriculum within an Agricultural and selective school context
  • The school as a leader in public education
  • New and emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • A community of collaborative learners and decision makers
  • Strong student leadership and active citizenship
  • A strong and supportive student and staff welfare framework
  • Quality professional teaching and learning
  • Strong links between the school community and its wider community

The school's objectives outline James Ruse Agricultural High School will endeavour to:
  • Develop leadership skills in all students
  • Maintain and enhance collaborative decision-making in the school
  • Nurture the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of students
  • Promote participation in co-curricula and sporting programs
  • Embrace the core values of integrity, excellence, respect, responsibility, cooperation, participation, care, fairness and democracy
  • Promote the importance of Agriculture in the school and the wider community
  • Develop competent, discriminating and creative users of Information Communication Technologies
  • Maintain and enhance effective and efficient infrastructures for quality learning
  • Incorporate exemplary practice in school management
  • Provide a differentiated curriculum that meets the needs of gifted students
  • Provide teachers with access to ongoing relevant professional learning
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for teaching and learning
  • continue to work in collaboration with the Community of James Ruse in all aspects of school life
  • Prepare all students for life after school