Lifelong Guidelines

Our Principles for Living are lifelong guidelines

and practical life skills for our students

that extend beyond the classroom

Principles for Living

TRUSTWORTHINESS — To act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence

TRUTHFULNESS — To act with personal responsibility and mental accountability

ACTIVE LISTENING — To listen attentively and with intention to understand

NO PUT-DOWNS — To never use words, actions, and/or body language that degrade, humiliate, or dishonor others

PERSONAL BEST — To do one’s best given the circumstances and available resources


  • Caring: To feel and show concern for others
  • Creativity: To generate ideas or create something original or redesign through imaginative skill
  • Common Sense: To use good judgment
  • Cooperation: To work together toward a common goal or purpose
  • Courage: To act according to one’s beliefs despite fear or adverse consequences
  • Curiosity: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world
  • Effort: To do your best
  • Flexibility: To be willing to alter plans when necessary
  • Friendship: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring
  • Initiative: To do something of one’s own free will, because it needs to be done
  • Integrity: To act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong
  • Organization: To plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use
  • Patience: To wait calmly for someone or something
  • Perseverance: To keep at it
  • Pride: Satisfaction from doing one’s best
  • Problem solving: To create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems
  • Resourcefulness: To respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways
  • Responsibility: To respond when appropriate; to be accountable for one’s actions
  • Sense of Humor: To laugh and be playful without harming others

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