Character Education & Development
The Character Education program permeates the entire school system and is an integral part of our curriculum.
The goal of the program is for students to assume responsibility for their own behavior and their own learning. Teachers, students and parents work together to create an environment that reflects the joy and peace of Christian values.
The framework of the program at the elementary level is based on the following:
- Each year we study nine virtues.
- Specialized Character Education instructors meet with each class twice monthly.
- Teachers integrate the virtues into their lesson plans.
- Appropriate character and behaviors are modeled by teachers, staff, administrators, coaches, and parents.
- Character Education is reinforced throughout all aspects of school life.
- Additional Features: Guest speakers or performers, puppet shows and community service projects.
In the Upper School, character education is taught in seventh grade through our F.O.C.U.S. Class. After seventh grade, character education continues to be woven into all classes. The chapel leaders at both the Upper School and the Lower School support the Character Education program by focusing their messages on our virtues.
Learned values from the Character Education Program are put into action through participation in outreach programs that support a variety of community needs and address issues affecting the most needy of our world’s population. Service Learning encourages students to develop an enthusiasm for serving their local communities, as well as the addressing global needs. Many projects have led to connections that not only continue through college but turn into jobs or internships. Holy Trinity graduates are engaged citizens who will make a difference in our ever changing world.