Core Virtues Program (Elementary)
Our program integrates a balanced approach to learning by integrating virtue and character education within the scope of the academic day. Our Core Virtues program is a practical, non-sectarian approach to character education that promotes civility, respect for the human person, and human excellence in every way. Virtues highlighted each month in the Core Virtues program are common ground, consensus virtues, not controversial social or political agendas.
To learn more about our Core Virtues Program, you can visit their website at www.corevirtues.net/core-virtues-schools.html
Roman Virtues (Junior High/High School)
These are the qualities of life to which every citizen (and, ideally, everyone else) should aspire. They are the heart of the Via Romana — the Roman Way — and are thought to be those qualities which gave the Roman Republic the moral strength to conquer and civilize the world. Today, they are the rods against which we can measure our own behavior and character, and we can strive to better understand and practice them in our everyday lives.
- Humanitas: “Humanity” - Refinement, civilization, learning, and being cultured.
- Frugalitas: "Frugalness" Economy and simplicity of style, without being miserly.
- Pietas: "Dutifulness" a respect for the natural order socially, politically, and
religiously. Includes the ideas of patriotism and devotion to others.
- Dignitas: "Dignity" A sense of self-worth, personal pride.
- Firmitas: “Tenacity” - Strength of mind, the ability to stick to one's purpose.
- Fides: “Good Faith” - Respect for the pledged word and the expressed intention.
- Salubritas: "Wholesomeness" - Health and cleanliness.
- Felicitas: "Happiness, prosperity" A celebration of the best aspects of Roman society.
- Laetitia: "Joy, Gladness" The celebration of thanksgiving, often of the resolution of crisis.
- Gravitas: "Gravity" A sense of the importance of the matter at hand, responsibility and earnestness.