Why "Character Education"


Moral education is not a new idea. It is, in fact, as old as education itself. Down through history, in countries all over the world, education has had two great goals: to help young people become smart and to help them become good.”
- Thomas Lickona, Ph.D.

Virtues are good habits, acquired through practice and effort.  Kingswood's virtue based Character Education program teaches students to develop virtue by:

  • learning the virtue
  • motivating them to desire to live the virtue
  • giving them opportunities to practice the virtue

Our teaching staff is trained to mentor the students through our Advisory Program.  Teachers help the students develop a strong moral character so they can cultivate their full potential by becoming responsible, committed, considerate and competent individuals. 

Education in character is a necessity if we want our students to practice virtues and ultimately make good moral decisions. 

While virtue is its own reward , we believe that positive acknowledgement of a student's virtuous actions will strengthen and encourage young people to continue to grow in virtue. 

Our virtue program is designed to focus on positive character growth.  It is meant to challenge our students to be the best they can be ~ for themselves, for others and for God.   Our ultimate goal it that of making the world a better place ~ one child at a time.