“Everything is useful which contributes to fix in the principles and practices of virtue.”― Thomas Jefferson
Academic and personal integrity are essential to the success of our educational mission. The school helps parents develop the student’s intellect and character by grounding them in strong morals and responsible citizenship. Liberty Common invests thirteen years of character education into the lives of its students, providing scholars with the moral tools needed to live in a democratic republic and share in common virtues.
Character education expands to include six capstone virtues and the Keystone Virtue of Wisdom. These capstones are fundamental virtues indicating honor and maturity. These qualities are studied and advanced through rich literature and biographical example. They are also reinforced through dedicated character assemblies and serve as the pillars of the school’s House System.
Wisdom - The LCHS Keystone Virtue
*With regard to Prudence, Temperance, Justice, and Fortitude, Plato identified these virtues with the classes of the city described in The Republic, and with the faculties of man. They are also known as the “cardinal virtues,” indicating “the hinges upon which the door of the moral life swings.”