Core Values

Passionately Committed
With humility and curiosity, we seek to know more about our core purposed, to embody it in our own lives our work, and in community.

Servant’s Heart
The inspiration of having a servant’s heart is seeing the inherent dignity of every colleague, parent and student.

Team Player
We believe our mission can only be accomplished through collaboration, with each of us bringing our unique expertise and gifts to the work of the whole team.

Our Philosophy
We believe that the world is ordered and knowable and that the human intellect, while imperfect, can attain knowledge of reality through reason, hard work, and a coherent program of study.

We take seriously Socrates’ assertion that “the unexamined life is not worth living” and believe education should proceed via shared inquiry and honest discussion. While aspects of our curriculum are subject to new developments in science, discoveries about our universe, and the unfolding of history, our emphasis is upon the enduring, the changeless, the permanent. We give particular emphasis to the literary and philosophical Classics of the West because of the way they speak about the universal human condition and the laws of nature.

Liberal education consists of cognitive, emotional, and moral education—thinking deeply, loving noble things, and living well together. We believe, with Plato, that the highest goal of education is to become good, intellectually and morally.