Every morning the Paideia community meets together for morning assembly. We begin by reciting our Scholar Mission Statement:
“I am a Paideia Scholar:
I am proactive by taking responsibility for my life and making good choices.
I begin with the end in mind by defining my mission and goals in life.
I put first things first by spending my time on things that matter most.
I have a win/win attitude by seeking solutions where everyone can win.
I seek first to understand, then to be understood by listening to other people’s ideas and feelings.
I synergize by working together to achieve more.
I sharpen the saw by regularly renewing my mind, heart, body, and spirit.
As a Paideia scholar I am here to live, to love, to learn, and to leave a legacy.
I am a Paideia scholar!”
Some have asked what the last part of our scholar mission statement means. Here’s a quick explanation. Let your imagination take it from there!
To Live – To Learn – To Love – To Leave a Legacy
Our students must engage in work that rises out of a great need in the world, fuels their passion, taps into their talents, and deepens their conscience to do what is right.
|Whole Person||4 Needs||4 Intelligences / Capacities||4 Attributes||Voice|
|Body||To Live||Physical Intelligence||Discipline||Need|
|Heart||To Love||Emotional Intelligence||Passion||Passion (Love to do)|
|Mind||To Learn||Mental Intelligence||Vision||Talent (Disciplined focus)|
|Spirit||To Leave a Legacy||Spiritual Intelligence||Conscience||Conscience (Do what’s right)|
The four questions:
- What need do I sense in my family, in my community, and the world?
- Does the opportunity to meet the need tap into my passion?
- Do I possess a true talent that, if disciplined and applied, can meet the need?
- Does my conscience inspire me to take action and become involved?