The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is quoted as having said, "Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character."
Developing good character is first and foremost a parental responsibility, but the task must also be shared with schools and the broader community. Saint Andrew’s believes character education is a fundamental piece of the Pre-Kindergarten through grade eight education experience. It is during these formative years that children embrace and develop the core values, or skills for life, they will need throughout their teen and adult years.
Good character is modeled, discussed and taught during advisories, in the classroom, in chapel and all around campus. The CHARACTER COUNTS! Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship) are on display in the Outdoor Classroom and all around the school. Good character is essential to be considered for membership in the National Junior Honor Society. Positive character attributes are also rewarded with consideration for the Ladd Discovery Award.