Welcome. Parent Orientation. In Loco Parentis. We believe that parents (not the government) are responsible for educating their children and serve as their children’s primary teachers.
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Our school was founded on a set of principles that parents, students and staff must uphold.
Failure to follow these principles will lead to “institutional drift” away from the school’s mission; this results in us becoming “just another public school” instead of offering the rich and rigorous classical environment we were created to provide.
These principles can only be sustained if all of us continually refer to them as a part of our daily work.
Produce educated citizens capable of self-government...
This is a uniquely American goal and, we would argue, a higher one then merely becoming “college or career ready”, which most public schools emphasize.
who seek the true, the good, the beautiful…
Students encourage to be truth-seekers, not just test takers, to be educated for life in all its richness, to distinguish between the highest and lowest things, and know “the best that has been thought and said”.
and possess wisdom, eloquence, and virtue.
Those who don’t know history are forever children. Citizens in a democracy must be able to persuade and discuss matters intelligently and realistically—and need virtues like prudence and temperance to do so.
Uniforms create a sense of community and reduce competition among students in terms of appearance. Uniforms do not eliminate discipline problems or raise academic performance; nor do they reduce individuality.
The Board and founding families selected the uniform