The CFLA maintains a student-centered school culture in which students have primary responsibility for discipline and leadership. Within the framework of this philosophy, students and faculty work together to address non-productive attitudes and behaviors and to recognize excellence. Students lead small group and grade level meetings, participating in teaching the basic character principles of the school. Each student takes responsibility for, and is held accountable for, his or her own actions and decisions and is constantly challenged in an action-reflection cycle to decide: Who am I? Where am I going? How am I going to get there?
Based on the Hyde School program, the character curriculum will be focused on these five principles and five values:
I learn the most about myself by facing challenges and taking risks.
I need a challenging and supportive community in which to develop my character.
I am responsible for my own learning.
I am gifted with a unique potential and conscience is my guide to discovering it.
I am a leader through asking the best of myself and the best of others.
Each of us is gifted with a unique potential.
We believe in a power and purpose beyond ourselves.
We achieve our best through character and conscience.
Is our primary guide.
We help others achieve their best.