Laudate Dominum omnes gentes; laudate eum omnes populi.
Quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia ejus; et veritas Domini manet in æternum.
A strong education supports a student's growth in knowledge. Knowledge is power. The goal of a classical Christian education is to form the mind and character of the student so that he will use the power of knowledge for good ends.
Every education program has a culture that is a reflection of its leadership. The Academy strives to form the mind and character of each student to follow the example of Jesus Christ, the savior of mankind, to practice the seven virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, temperance, faith, hope, and charity), and to avoid the basic sins that plague humanity (pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, and sloth).
Moral Literacy And Character Formation
by William Bennett
"You can’t expect children to take messages about rules or morality seriously unless they see adults taking those messages seriously in their day-today affairs. Certain things must be said and certain examples must be set—there is no other way. These are the first and most powerful steps in nurturing character and developing moral literacy in the young." - William Bennett
As Oxford’s Mary Warnock has written, “You cannot teach morality without being committed to morality yourself; and you cannot be committed to morality without holding that some things are right and others wrong.”
Adelphia Classical Christian Academy intentionally selects literature books for each grade to foster moral literacy and character growth in each student. The Academy begins and ends each day with prayer to remind students that their education is a gift from God and that their diligent studies glorify Him. All students are expected to adhere to a code of conduct, and all Academy teachers, staff, and families are expected to model moral behavior.
You will know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:16)
Daily Morning School Prayer
Dearest Lord, teach us to be generous,
teach us to serve You as You deserve,
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to ask for reward
save that of knowing we are doing Your will,
through Christ our Lord.
Daily End of Day School Prayer
We give You thanks, merciful God, for the instruction
and direction that we have received.
Grant us Your grace, that we may remember this lesson
and carry it into action,
for Your glory and our eternal salvation.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
“Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.” (James 2:21-24).
CODE OF CONDUCT
1. We pray and recite the Pledge of Allegiance respectfully.
2. We cheerfully and promptly obey the authority under which we are placed.
3. We address teachers with proper names, and we address other adults on campus as “Sir” or “Ma’am.”
4. We raise our hands quietly to speak unless the teacher instructs otherwise.
5. We avoid raising our hand to answer every question, because we want to hear what others think.
6. We use calm and inside voices in the classroom.
7. We walk quietly through the halls when we change classrooms or use the restroom.
8. When we have work to do, we complete it on-time and without complaining.
9. We do not argue or negotiate; we may appeal respectfully and courteously.
10. We respect the class and teacher by not passing notes or otherwise interrupting.
11. We tell the truth.
12. We do not spread rumors or gossip.
13. We avoid cliques, clubs, or games that exclude others.
14. We respect the property of others.
15. We are responsible for our actions; we decline to do things we know are wrong.
16. We do not make excuses for our wrong actions; instead, we will admit them and apologize.
17. When we make a mistake, we correct it and attempt not to repeat it.
18. When others are doing something wrong, we encourage them to do right.
19. We offer grace to and prayers for those that may have treated us unfairly; we forgive them when they apologize.
20. We love and honor and give encouragement to each other; we treat one another with respect and patience.
21. When others are sad, we comfort them.
22. We do not point out the shortcomings of others in order to build ourselves up.
23. We THINK before we speak; we ask ourselves if our words are True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, or Kind.
24. We respect our campus by avoiding damage to buildings, rooms, tables, or playground equipment and by informing the Academy immediately if something is damaged.
25. We keep our classrooms, restrooms, play areas, and campus clean; clean up our messes; throw away our trash; and put away play equipment. We willingly help maintain a clean campus even when we did not create the mess or leave out the equipment.
26. We do not chew gum on campus.
27. We do not eat in the classroom or use cell phones on campus without Academy permission.
28. We do not linger or play in the restrooms.
29. We strive daily to grow in the virtues of Courtesy, Gratitude, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Control, Generosity, Joy, and Perseverance.
30. We seek to grow in a rightly ordered love of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.