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Core Virtues

Core Virtues


What is the Core Virtues Program? 

Core Virtues is a practical, non-sectarian approach to character education on the kindergarten to sixth grade level.  Each month teachers highlight a key intellectual, moral, or civic virtue – virtues such as respect, responsibility, diligence, honesty, generosity, or perseverance.

Virtues highlighted each month in the Core Virtues program are common ground, consensus virtues – not controversial social or political agendas.  A partial list includes:  respect, responsibility, diligence, gratitude, honesty, generosity, perseverance, courage, faithfulness, compassion, openness to inquiry, and humility in the face of facts.  The program objective is to ignite the imagination of the young, inspiring them to do and be their best.  The program is a catalyst for academic success because it encourages the habits of the heart and mind that are necessary for quality scholarship.

For the 2014/2015 school year we will be working on the following virtues: 

September:     Respect and Responsibility 

October:         Self Control and Self Discipline

November:    Love of Country

December:     Charity

January:         Courage

February:      Wonder

March:            Faithfulness

April:               Graciousness and Courtesy

May:                Joy

For more information about Core Virtues please visit 

Information Quoted directly form the Core Virtues website.

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