Culture of Character

Students at graduation

Our school community is based upon mutual trust and respect. All members of the community should assume goodwill on the part of other members of the community. We also know that the process of learning is lifelong and that members of the community will make mistakes. At Country Day, we strive to grow and learn from our own mistakes and those of our fellow community members. We use our character virtues as a guide to help us through this growth.

Character Virtues

Respect: We expect members of our community to demonstrate respect to themselves, others, and the world around them by being kind, sharing with those in need, and always seeking the good in others.

Responsibility: We expect members of our community to demonstrate responsibility for themselves, their actions, and the consequences of those actions.

Integrity: We expect members of our community to demonstrate integrity by being honest, forthright, and principled.

Compassion: We expect members of our community to demonstrate compassion by displaying empathy, understanding, patience, and acceptance.

Courage: We expect members of our community to demonstrate courage by showing persistence in the face of adversity, by demonstrating a willingness to take risks, and by experiencing failure with fortitude.