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Building Character

Building Character

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.

Six Pillars of CharacterGood 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.

Our Lower School employs Responsive Classroom to create an environment where students can learn best. The Responsive Classroom approach consists of a set of practices and strategies that build academic and social-emotional competencies.

Positive character attributes are also rewarded with consideration for the Ladd Discovery Award.

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