HABITS

We expect our students to uphold ten cultivated habits here at Classical Preparatory School.

Habits of Leadership

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

Character education

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.

Challenge

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.

Attention

Turning the whole force of the mind to the subject at hand; the fixed gaze of the mind.

Courtesy

Behavior marked by respect for and consideration of others being a good steward of all that we possess.

Order

To put things into their proper places; organize; straighten out so as to eliminate confusion.

Obedience

Submitting to the restraint or command of authority.

Reflection

Ruminating on what we have recieved.

Perfect Execution

Working carefully with one’s hands with an aim at “perfect” — excellence.

Truthfulness

Aligning words and actions in accordance with fact.

Memorization

Storing information in the mind in order to recall knowledge at will.

Fortitude

Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty in order to do the right thing.

Temperance

Moderation in action, thought, or feeling; restraint.