Core Virtues

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RMAE incorporates the Core Virtue education program into our daily life.  During the school year, RMAE students focus on character education with one virtue assigned to each month.

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

What is the Core Virtues Program?  
Core Virtues is a practical approach to character education 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.

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

The Core Virtues program employs a three- year cycle of virtues, highlighting a different virtue (or trait derived from a virtue) each month of the school year. 


2021-2022 Cycle of Virtues- Year 3

September: Respect and Responsibility

Respect is treating others politely and kindly with high regard. 

Responsibility is doing your part for the groups that make us whole.

October: Perseverance

Perseverance is pushing on despite difficulty and hardship. 

November: Stewardship

Stewardship is caring well for the gifts given us – our life, our world, our talents, and those entrusted to our care. 

December: Service

Service is helping others with a cheerful heart.

January: Courage

Courage is doing what is right in the face of fear.
Courage is moving beyond fear.

February: Loyalty

Loyalty is being faithful and true to our duties, relations, and ideals. 

March: Mercy

Mercy is showing kindness to those who have not been kind to us.

Mercy is showing compassion to the enemy, the wrongdoer, or those over whom one has power. 

April: Gentleness and Humility

Gentleness is treating others with kind words and mild manner.

Humility is avoiding the temptation to exaggerate our own abilities and underestimate those of others. 

May: Wonder

Wonder is to marvel at mystery, to stand in awe before the unexplained. 


June: Wisdom and Integrity

Wisdom is knowledge of the things that matter.
Integrity is living life faithful to good principles and high ideals.

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