Character | Recast
At Peck, we teach composure and conscientiousness - not because polite behavior is an end in itself, but because it is one way to express our deep and genuine regard for others. Steadied by a sense of shared safety, Peck students form intentional, inspiring relationship across the full spectrum of the Peck family.
Peck's warm environment incubates a sense of self-confidence and a deeply felt duty to others. Peck students are brave but tactful communicators, bold but supportive collaborators, and engaged local and global citizens.
Ultimately, our layered, thoughtful approach to character education nurtures a dynamic empathy that stretches well past Peck - and fosters not just good comportment, but great depth of character.
Character is about communities as well as individuals, so we create opportunities for our community to develop character. During Table Talk Tuesdays, every lunch table discusses a relevant topic that highlights a moral dilemma and helps children in different grades articulate how they see a situation. The Reach Across Program brings Lower School and Upper School students together and every grade’s curriculum includes community service projects. We schedule a Kairos Family Night each trimester; “kairos” is a Greek word meaning a time when routine is suspended and meaningful memories are formed from simple events. Kairos Nights encourage families to take a break from their busy schedules, power-down the electronics, connect, interact, and make memories.