Our Core Virtues

Archway Virtues

All the Archway Classical Academies teach 9 virtues to our students as the means to help our students understand and live out the truth, beauty, and goodness in their lives. Each of the 9 virtues will be introduced to your child and discussed throughout the year, in our morning virtue recitation and discussion, our literature, and our expectations for how students interact with others and the choices they make daily. 

The language of our virtues is somewhat advanced, but please know that we discuss what these virtues mean in child friendly language using lots of examples. The children are very capable of understanding the meaning of the virtues and how the choices they make do (or do not) show virtuous behavior.  Below are our virtues for your reference.

We regard others and ourselves as deserving of kind and just treatment. Our conduct is considerate and polite. We look for the good in others and demonstrate compassion. Our attitudes toward others and their property reflect the way we wish to be treated.

We do not brag or compare ourselves to others. We always strive to do our best whether we are recognized or not.

We spurn despair and strive to complete tasks to the best of our abilities, regardless of the difficulty. We respond creatively to overcome obstacles and ask for help when necessary.

We learn from our mistakes and think before we act. We look to the great thinkers of the past for guidance on making good choices.

We are individuals of strong ethical values, who make consistently good choices in keeping with our knowledge of right and wrong. We seek the wisdom of others in cases of moral uncertainty.

We accept obligations related to our own good and the good of others, and we act on those obligations in a manner suitable to their timely and satisfactory fulfillment. We are willingly accountable for what we do and say, and we seek to learn from our mistakes.

We always do what we know to be right despite fear, hardship, and opposition. We resist negative peer pressure, defend our rights and the rights of others, and encourage others to do the same.

We honor rules and laws and respond to authority in obedience. We give of our time and abilities to serve others. We uphold liberty and social equality through respect for individual differences and knowledge of our democratic system.

We never knowingly induce another to believe what is false. We are always truthful in what we say and do, regardless of the circumstances or consequences.

Q4W4 Classroom Update

Announcements 1.       Our final project of the year, our Insect Report, has officially begun. On Friday, scholars were sent home...