In 2011, Beauvoir was named a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership (CEP). CEP recognizes schools and districts that demonstrate an exemplary level of implementation of their Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education. Schools are required to extensively document their emphasis on ethical practices. The Beauvoir Life Rules, and our adherence to them, provided the cornerstone for this application. When Beauvoir received a site visit as finalists for this commendation, meeting students, observing classroom practices and noting interactions between parents, faculty and staff allowed the visiting team to evaluate us and get a sense of the atmosphere at Beauvoir.
As a National School of Character, Beauvoir will serve as a mentor and model to other schools in the region as they seek to enhance their school culture and increase student achievement through quality character education programs. Approximately 140 schools from across the country submitted applications and Beauvoir was among 43 schools to receive this award and the only independent school on the east coast to receive this honor.
CEP’s President and CEO Joe Mazzola noted that: “Schools of Character contribute to a nation of ethical citizens who know what is right, have the moral courage to do what is right and, at the same time pursue excellence. We simply need more of them.”
If you are interested in learning more about the National School of Character Awards or the Character Education Partnership, please click here. This national affirmation of Beauvoir’s strong moral compass and ethical environment is a great honor for us all.