To train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a content-rich classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.
Tallahassee Classical School will develop exemplary citizens that are virtuous, thoughtful, articulate, and possess a life-long passion for learning.
As good citizens and human beings, we recognize virtues that we all share. A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is a foundation and principle of a good moral person. A classically trained student works to develop his or her character. Tallahassee Classical School emphasizes ten core virtues
Citizenship: I respect the ideals of our nation and work hard to become a just and noble citizen.
Courage: I find the strength to do the right and honorable thing, even when it’s difficult.
Gratitude: I am thankful for what I have, take good care of what I have been given, and show others my appreciation.
Humility: I place the needs of others first, ask for forgiveness, and admit when I am wrong.
Integrity: I am honest and continually choose to hold myself accountable to the moral and ethical principles I am taught.
Kindness: I treat others with compassion and consideration.
Perseverance: I continue to pursue excellence despite difficulty and hardship.
Respect: I treat others and myself with high regard and concern for their well-being.
Responsibility: I take ownership of my actions and my learning; I do my part to serve others well.
Self-Governance: I practice self-control, self-discipline, and diligence in the pursuit of reaching my full potential.
Through the development of virtuous character, students will be equipped to pursue truth, goodness and beauty.