The Leadership Model Program receives national recognition for its emphasis on developing leadership in young children. It is grounded in the belief that building cooperative relationships and nurturing responsibility, kindness and good judgement is the basis for creating a successful community of learners. By developing the WHOLE child - socially, emotionally, academically and ethically - the program fosters a climate of principle-centered and personal leadership.
The principles of Dr. Stephen R. Covey, internationally renowned consultant and author of the 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE and FIRST THINGS FIRST, are embedded in the school's culture and guide the student, faculty and staff in building the leadership model. In addition, as part of a collaboration with the PTA, community members and families are given the opportunity through book studies and leadership nights to learn about and apply these principles.
Each quarter of the school year, students identify and set their own personal academic goals in their data notebooks. Using organizational tools, data collection, and data analysis practices, children track their progress and growth over the course of the school year. Students also learn social etiquette and develop communication and presentation skills through student-led conferences where students share their data notebooks with parents and loved ones.