Habits of Leadership
A liberal education is focused around producing moral and intellectual leaders. It does this through training them to thoughtfully examine both themselves and others, as well as of any proposition, tradition, and authority. Classical thinkers warned a characteristic of humanity was a tendency to accede unthinkingly to any accepted beliefs of the day; therefore, they focused on producing students who would cultivate critical thought and virtuous character through the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.
Habits of Character Education & Challenge
Through its character pillars, use of Character First!, and its annual community service project, Classical Prep encourages students to practice the 10 habits. We also believe habits must be modeled and experienced through interaction with faculty.
We ask our students to challenge themselves both in their behavior and in their academics. High expectations have been shown by studies to result in improved performance, and we ask students to perform to their highest level.
Turning the whole force of the mind to the subject at hand; the fixed gaze of the mind.
Behavior marked by respect for and consideration of others being a good steward of all that we possess.
To put things into their proper places; organize; straighten out so as to eliminate confusion.
I obey trusted authority and the established policies those in authority have set.
Ruminating on what we have received.
Working carefully with one’s hands with an aim at “perfect” — excellence.
Aligning words and actions in accordance with fact.
Storing information in the mind in order to recall knowledge at will.
Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty in order to do the right thing.
Moderation in action, thought, or feeling; restraint.