Pillars of character
We define empathy as understanding and sharing the emotions and experiences of another person. Pace students are encouraged to imagine themselves in someone else’s shoes in order to develop empathy. Empathy for students, animals and the environment is encouraged.
Kindness, Friendship, Understanding, Compassion
We define curiosity as a desire to seek, explore, learn and grow. Pace students are encouraged to be curious learners by becoming involved in their own growth and creating their own unique paths.
Openness, Creativity, Hard Work
We define collaboration as working together toward a mutually beneficial goal. Pace students are encouraged to collaborate through group projects, activities, class events and community engagement. Students realize that when they work together for the common good, the entire community benefits.
Sharing, Teamwork, Cooperation, Sportsmanship, Helpfulness
We define respect as treating others with care and consideration and listening to their perspectives without judgment. Pace students are encouraged to treat others as they want to be treated and to care for people, property and ideas. We follow the Golden Rule.
Honesty, Kindness, Manners, Gratitude, Integrity, Diversity
We define leadership as the ability to set a positive example for others. Pace students recognize that there are varying leadership styles and that all are equally valuable.
Responsibility, Courage, Manners, Truthfulness, Sportsmanship
We define perseverance as the determination to keep striving when things are challenging. Pace students are encouraged to develop a growth mindset and overcome frustrations and difficulties.
Patience, Encouragement, Effort, Belief in Self, Grit, Optimism/Positive Attitude, Self-control