Becoming a National School of Character

Becoming a National School of Character recognizes schools and districts that implement the rigorous standards of our 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character.

Schools of Character serve as an exemplary model for all schools across the United States and around the world.

We believe…

Character reveals our common humanity and the universal core values that transcend religious, cultural, and ethnic differences.

Character is goodness-in-action

We envision a future where honest, trustworthy, respectful people treat others as they want to be treated.

Character needs to be taught, caught, and sought

Especially during adolescence, young people should be encouraged to form their own moral compass, based on timeless principles.