Middle School Character Development

The Character Cornerstones serves as the foundation for our JK-12 grade Character Education program. In the Lower School, the Cornerstones curriculum provides direct instruction around a developmentally appropriate set of social-emotional skills creating a foundation on which students build academic achievements while instilling qualities that students will use at Collegiate and beyond. The overall goal is to equip students with the tools to manage their personal conflicts and successes while developing a deeper awareness of their feelings. The Cornerstone lessons in the Lower School present a social skill-building opportunity that supports more thoughtful, intentional, restorative and kind interactions with their classmates. The curriculum also seeks to build problem-solving and coping skills at all grade levels.