Children have an innate foundation of basic goodness. We support and build upon that foundation with direct instruction to help students develop important social and emotional skills for the benefit of themselves, their peers, and the communities of which they are a part. A well-rounded student should not only be academically successful but also possess a strong, principled character. We believe that good character can be taught, and we teach it here.
Character education in our Lower School nurtures the emotional, social, and psychological development of every student — it is something we do every day. In addition to our Heartstrings, Helping Hands, and Open Doors programs, we have school-wide projects, assemblies, classroom discussions, and other activities on service, bullying, ethical behavior, and conflict resolution. Our goal is that students are curious about, understand, and accept others through developing personal and social responsibility.