Our “great-hearted” graduates are prepared for the 21st century. We do this by teaching the skills necessary for success: the ability to innovate through creativity, the ability to communicate clearly, the ability to apply critical thought through reflection and analysis, and through building character in order to demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity. Graduates have the skills to pursue their chosen calling; moreover, they possess the virtue, a great heart, to deploy their talents for a purpose beyond themselves.
A Great Hearts education is anchored in the classical and time-tested approach to virtue, which makes it ever-relevant in our ever-changing world. Our students experience arts, academics, and athletics in a comprehensive manner where their moral purpose is developed just as much as their knowledge and skills. We cultivate the whole student—mind and heart—and we inspire children with the greatest examples of personal integrity and heroism.
Our students develop their unique talents and unlock their hidden creativity through an education that connects them with the most inspiring examples of genius in history: Shakespeare, Newton, Mozart, Einstein, and a hundred more. Students are constantly challenged to develop and express their own insights and ideas, and to produce unique works of art.
In the midst of a 21st-century world saturated in both information and misinformation, Great Hearts teaches young people to think clearly and carefully. Our students learn to read and observe attentively, to ask penetrating questions, and to think logically and reasonably about a wide variety of topics. They learn how to judge correctly and when to suspend judgment. They learn the difference between truth and opinion.
Great Hearts equips students with highly developed skills of communication. They will lead their generation in their ability to speak, read, write, and listen. They will thrive in the boardroom, the courtroom, the laboratory, or any public arena to which they are called.