During the school year, TLC focuses on character education across all grade levels, with a goal of cultivating character through the promotion of basic moral, civic, and intellectual virtues.
TLC Core Virtues represent common ground and do not include controversial social or political agendas. Coupled with the Core Knowledge Sequence, we are able to put something solid, sequenced, and specific in the hands of our teachers.
Our Core Virtues include: Curiosity, Respect, Gratitude, Pride/Humility, Diligence/Perseverance, Courage/Fear, Joy/Sadness, Compassion, Generosity, and Faithfulness in the face of facts. One value is assigned to each month of the school year as we help students to cultivate a vocabulary of virtue.
The more curious and creative you allow yourself to become, the more you gain perspective and wisdom, and you will in turn love what you are learning because you’re developing a virtue of wisdom and knowledge.
Respect is treating others politely and kindly.
Gratitude is thankfulness for the gift of life and gifts in life.
Humility is knowing that I am definitely not perfect.
Perseverance is sticking to it – even when you’d rather give up.
Courage is doing what is right in the face of fear.
Joy is the fullness of spirit that blooms from the loving heart.
Compassion is feeling what others are feeling and trying to help with their troubles.
Generosity is giving without thinking about getting.
Faithfulness is standing by those we love, those we serve, and what we believe.