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: Respect, Curiosity, Empathy, Gratitude, Courage, Responsibility, Lovingkindness, Joy & Generosity, Order, Patience, Faithfulness, and Trust. One value is assigned to each month of the school year as we help students to cultivate a vocabulary of virtue.
Respect is treating others politely and kindly.
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.
Gratitude is thankfulness for the gift of life and gifts in life.
Courage – Befriending Fear.
Courage is doing what is right in the face of fear.
Lovingkindness – Lend a hand.
Joy is the fullness of spirit that blooms from the loving heart.
Generosity is giving without thinking about getting.
Faithfulness is standing by those we love, those we serve, and what we believe.