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. 


Cycle of Virtues - Year 2


September: Respect and Responsibility

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

October: Self-Control and Self-Discipline

Self-control is stopping to think about my actions before I enact them.

Self-discipline is giving the best of ourselves, and saying “no” to our weaknesses.

November: Wonder

Wonder is to delight in beauty and mystery. Wonder is the first step on the path to knowledge.

December: Charity

Charity is caring, and working to be kind.


January: Courage

Courage is finding the strength to venture and persevere.

February: Love of Country

Love of Country means being devoted to our nation—loving its ideals, honoring its heroes, respecting its past, and working hard for a just and noble future.

March: Faithfulness

Faithfulness is standing by those we love, those we serve, and what we believe.

April: Graciousness and Courtesy

Graciousness is acting kindly, courteously, and making another feel special.
Courtesy is showing respect through kindness, politeness, and consideration of the other.

May: Joy

Joy is the fullness of spirit that blooms from the loving heart.

June: Lives to Learn From

Learn from those who act well, think well, forge new paths, and seek a better world.

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