The Pillars of Paideia

Whole Child

EDUCATION

At Paideia Academies we offer an entirely unique approach to education which will change your child’s schooling experience in a very profound and positive way. In the simplest terms we have developed and implemented an education system that will educate, what we call, “The Whole Child – Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit“. By improving communication between parents, students, teachers, and administration and providing a safe, challenging, and engaging learning atmosphere we have finally found a way to change the lives of all individual students in our reach for the better. Education is so much more than test scores, your child is so much more than a number.

Finding my voice and inspiring others to discover theirs as I engage in a work that (a) rises out of a great need in my family, community and the world; (b) that taps into my talent; (c) fuels my passion; and (d) that I feel drawn by my conscience to meet – therein empowers my voice, my calling, my soul’s code.

My attunement to the physical capacities and well-being of myself, family, community and world.

Human Need
To Live
Are my basic physical needs meet?

Intelligence
Physical Intelligence
My attunement to the physical capacities and wellbeing of myself, family, community and world.

Attribute
Discipline
Paying the price to bring vision to reality.

Voice
Need
Meeting needs including what the world needs enough to pay me for.

My ability to analyze, reason, think abstractly, use language, visualize and comprehend.

Human Need
To Learn
Is my mind being engaged and challenged creatively?

Intelligence
Mental Intelligence
My ability to analyze, reason, think abstractly, use language, visualize and comprehend.

Attribute
Vision
Seeing with the minds eye what is possible in people, projects, causes and enterprises.

Voice
Talent
Disciplined focus of natural gifts and strengths.

My self-knowledge, self-awareness, social sensitivity, empathy and ability to communicate successfully with others.

Human Need
To Love
Do I feel loved and connected?

Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
My self-knowledge, self-awareness, social sensitivity, empathy and ability to communicate successfully with others.

Attribute
Passion
The fire, desire, strength of conviction and drive that sustains discipline.

Voice
Passion
Love to do including those things that naturally energize, excite, motivate and inspire me.

My inner compass that connects and guides the other intelligences in following “true north” principles

Human Need
To Leave a Legacy
Do I feel part of something bigger than myself?

Intelligence
Spiritual Intelligence
My inner compass that connects and guides the other intelligences in following “true north” principles.

Attribute
Conscience
The inward moral sense of what is right and what is wrong and the drive towards meaning and conviction.

Voice
Conscience
Do what’s right by that still small voice within that assures me of what is right and that prompts me to actually do it.

My acquisition of organized knowledge through didactic instruction, the development of my intellectual skills of learning through intellectual coaching, and the enlargement of my understanding of ideas and values through Socratic questioning and Paideia Seminar.

Educational success in 4 major life areas – college, career, citizenship and family life.

+ Pillar 1 – Empower

Finding my voice and inspiring others to discover theirs as I engage in a work that (a) rises out of a great need in my family, community and the world; (b) that taps into my talent; (c) fuels my passion; and (d) that I feel drawn by my conscience to meet – therein empowers my voice, my calling, my soul’s code.

+ Pillar 2 - Body

My attunement to the physical capacities and well-being of myself, family, community and world.

Human Need
To Live
Are my basic physical needs meet?

Intelligence
Physical Intelligence
My attunement to the physical capacities and wellbeing of myself, family, community and world.

Attribute
Discipline
Paying the price to bring vision to reality.

Voice
Need
Meeting needs including what the world needs enough to pay me for.

+ Pillar 3 – Mind

My ability to analyze, reason, think abstractly, use language, visualize and comprehend.

Human Need
To Learn
Is my mind being engaged and challenged creatively?

Intelligence
Mental Intelligence
My ability to analyze, reason, think abstractly, use language, visualize and comprehend.

Attribute
Vision
Seeing with the minds eye what is possible in people, projects, causes and enterprises.

Voice
Talent
Disciplined focus of natural gifts and strengths.

+ Pillar 4 – Heart

My self-knowledge, self-awareness, social sensitivity, empathy and ability to communicate successfully with others.

Human Need
To Love
Do I feel loved and connected?

Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
My self-knowledge, self-awareness, social sensitivity, empathy and ability to communicate successfully with others.

Attribute
Passion
The fire, desire, strength of conviction and drive that sustains discipline.

Voice
Passion
Love to do including those things that naturally energize, excite, motivate and inspire me.

+ Pillar 5 – Spirit

My inner compass that connects and guides the other intelligences in following “true north” principles

Human Need
To Leave a Legacy
Do I feel part of something bigger than myself?

Intelligence
Spiritual Intelligence
My inner compass that connects and guides the other intelligences in following “true north” principles.

Attribute
Conscience
The inward moral sense of what is right and what is wrong and the drive towards meaning and conviction.

Voice
Conscience
Do what’s right by that still small voice within that assures me of what is right and that prompts me to actually do it.

+ Pillar 6 – Education

My acquisition of organized knowledge through didactic instruction, the development of my intellectual skills of learning through intellectual coaching, and the enlargement of my understanding of ideas and values through Socratic questioning and Paideia Seminar.

Educational success in 4 major life areas – college, career, citizenship and family life.

Empower the Whole-Child Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit – through education.

Lifelong learning, good citizenship, solid careers, and healthy families…

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