Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy

School Culture

Our school vision is to create confident, academically-prepared, service-minded, innovative leaders.

All school activities, curricular and extra-curricular, in the classroom, and community must be congruent with the school’s stated mission, vision, and creed established for the intellectual, physical, social and moral development of its students.


Our YWLA Creed is based on the values and standards found in the school vision and mission statement.   Our inaugural teaching staff developed our creed.



We are the Young Women’s Leadership Academy

We are articulate and responsible with our communication

We are leaders and global citizens

We are respectful and resilient

We are dedicated, committed, and focused

We are confident scholars

We are innovative and creative

We are of strong mind, body, and spirit


We are Sadler Means, YWLA!