Our nationally-recognized Individual Development and Community Responsibility (InDeCoRe) program guides our efforts to promote positive character development throughout our community.
In partnership with parents, we teach, model, and discuss the moral values that fortify character. Every trimester, we focus on one of our six core values: Respect, Loyalty, Perseverance, Empathy, Responsibility, and Honesty.
For our younger students, we place these values in the context of self, family, and school. What, for example, does respect look like at the lunch table? For our older students, we consider these values in the local and global communities. How is respect part of a heated political debate?
In addition to teaching about values, we expect to see those values in action, in developmentally appropriate social behaviors. Report cards reflect a student’s progress on the “Consideration of Others” rubric. In all situations we encourage students to reflect upon and take responsibility for their actions and choices.