Developing the Whole Student

At Cornerstone we are committed to investing in our students on a personal level. We make sure character development is provided for each student. At the elementary school, we utilize the IB learner profile as a guide to character development. The learner profile is made up of ten key words that encompasses a well-rounded and international-minded student. The middle and high school offers opportunities for character development through sports teams, community service, in-weekly character connection groups and throughout each school day.

With God’s help and for His glory, I pledge today to be
caring, open-minded, balanced, principled, knowledgeable,
reflective, courageous, a thinker, a communicator and
an inquirer. As I do these things, I will become these things.
As I become these things, I will do these things.

  1. The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
  2. The school defines “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling and doing.
  3. The school uses a comprehensive, intentional and proactive approach to character development.
  4. The school creates a caring community.
  5. The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
  6. The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
  7. The school fosters students’ self-motivation.
  8. The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
  9. The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
  10. The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
  11. The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.

- Character.org