Mission Statement  --  Philosophy  --  Pillars  --  Virtues  --  Educational Program

  • Virtue-   Moral goodness; the practice of moral duties and the abstaining from vice, or a conformity of life and conversation to the moral law.  In this sense, virtue may be distinguished from religion.  Virtue is voluntary obedience to truth and moral law.
  • Civility-  Refinement of manners; politeness; courtesy; decorum of behavior in the treatment of others; acts of politeness and kindness; gratitude; neat and clean in appearance           .
  •  Dignity-  True honor; nobleness or elevation of mind, consisting in a high sense of propriety, truth and justice; Degree of excellence; Elevation of deportment in manners or behavior.
  •  Diligence-  Steady application; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken; exertion of body or mind without unnecessary delay; attentive; industrious; not idle or negligent; steadily applied; prosecuted with care.
  •  Integrity-  Wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; the entire, unimpaired state of anything, particularly of the mind; moral soundness or purity; uprightness; honesty; purity; genuine.
  •  Morality-  Subject to the moral law and capable of moral actions; conformed to rules of right; virtuous; chaste; purity of body and mind; freedom from obscenity, as in language or conversation.
  •  Optimism-  Happiness; the opinion that everything in nature is ordered for the best; an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome.
  •  Ingenuity-  The quality of power of ready invention; quickness or acuteness in combining ideas, or in forming new combinations; inspired, inventive, resourceful; having vision.
  •  Discipline-  Education; instruction; cultivation and improvement; comprehending instruction in arts, sciences, correct sentiments, morals and manners; Due subordination to authority; subjection to laws, rules, order, precepts or regulations.
  •  Respect -  That estimation or honor in which men hold the distinguished worth or substantial good qualities of others; That deportment or course of action which proceeds from esteem; regard; due attention; consideration.
  •  Charity-  Love; benevolence; kindness; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think favorably of their fellow men, and to do them good; universal good will to men; gratuitous services to relieve those in distress.

 Taken from the American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster, 1828 .