The foundation of our school’s approach to student discipline lies in cultivating a set of values that are shared by everyone, building a strong sense of community in the school, and providing incentives to encourage positive student behavior.
We believe that healthy and effective discipline comes from positive and supportive relationships between staff, students, and parents. The school’s approach to creating an environment conducive to teaching and learning, while also addressing student’s behavioral concerns is described in detail in this section.
Following school rules is important. But even more important, is that students learn a set of values and behaviors that will help them to do well in any setting. An orderly school climate characterized by respectful relationships is the necessary foundation for a successful school. In order to develop the behavioral habits necessary for success in life, we strive to live by the following six values:
Our high expectations for students’ behavior reflect our faith in the potential of each young person to learn self-control and manners. The guidelines below are used to reinforce the desired classroom behaviors from students. They serve as the expectation of how scholars are to pay attention and convey a positive attitude through appropriate body language in a classroom, in assemblies and when talking to adults.