Core Virtues

Core Virtue LogoCore Virtues – 2018/19 

RMAE incorporates the Core Virtue education program into our daily life.  

The Core Virtues Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Hanover, N.H. and founded by Mary Beth Klee, Ph.D.  - Core Virtue Foundation Website Link

Core Virtues 
is a character education program that promotes civility, respect for the human person, and human excellence in every way.  The word virtue, in fact, derives from the ancient Greek philosophical tradition and means excellence.  It is our best hope for a brighter future.

The program objective is to ignite the imagination of the young, inspiring them to do and be their best.  The program is a catalyst for academic success because it encourages the habits of the mind and heart that are necessary for quality scholarship.

Cycle of Virtues - Year 3

September: Respect and Responsibility
  • Kindergarten:​
    Respect is treating others politely and kindly. 
  • First Grade:
    Respect is treating others with high regard regardless of their race, their place, or the color of their face! 
  • Second to Sixth Grade:
    Respect is treating others with high regard.
  • Kindergarten to Sixth Grade:
    Responsibility is doing your part for the groups that make us whole.

October: Perseverance
  • Kindergarten - Third Grade:
    Perseverance is sticking to it—even when you’d rather give up. 
  • Fourth - Sixth Grade:
    Perseverance is persisting.
  • Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
    Perseverance is pushing on despite difficulty and hardship. 

November: Stewardship
  • Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
    Stewardship is caring well for the gifts given us – our life, our world, our talents, and those entrusted to our care. 

December: Service
  • Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
    Service is helping others with a cheerful heart.

January: Courage
  • Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
    Courage is doing what is right in the face of fear.

    Courage is moving beyond fear.
    Courage is finding the strength to venture and persevere.
February: Honesty and Justice
  • Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
    Honesty is truthfulness: loving the truth, telling the truth,and living truthfully in word and deed. 

    Justice is giving the other his or her due.
    Justice is making a space for the rights and needs of others.

March: Mercy
  • Kindergarten-Second Grade:
    Mercy is showing kindness to those who have not been kind to us.
  • Third - Sixth Grade:
    Mercy is showing compassion to the enemy, the wrongdoer,
     or those over whom one has power. 

April: Gentleness and Humility
  • Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
    Gentleness is treating others with kind words and mild manner.
  • Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
    Humility is knowing that I am definitely not perfect. 
  • Third - Sixth Grade:
    Humility is avoiding the temptation to exaggerate our own abilities and underestimate those of others. 

May: Wonder
  • Kindergarten - Second Grade:
    Wonder is to stop and say: “Wow!”
  • Third - Sixth Grade:
    Wonder is to marvel at mystery, to stand in awe before the unexplained. 
  • Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
    Wonder is to delight in beauty and mystery.

    Wonder is the first step on the path to knowledge. 

June: Wisdom and Integrity
  • Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
    ​Wisdom is knowledge of the things that matter​.

    Integrity is living life faithful to good principles and high ideals.

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