Good moral character is not innate. It requires individuals to make an effort to teach children values and to make decisions based on good morals. Character Education is primarily the responsibility of families and their respective faith organizations. United Day School further promotes and reinforces Character Education through the CHARACTER COUNTS!SM Program.
The CHARACTER COUNTS! Program is based on Six Pillars of Character1 that transcend political, cultural, religious and socioeconomic differences. The following are the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. See Appendix for the definition of the Six Pillars. United Day School expects students to adhere to the Six Pillars of Character. Students who exemplify the particular traits of the Pillar are recognized on a regular basis. Parents are encouraged to be advocates for good character.
The CHARACTER COUNTS! Program is implemented at United Day School through the Leadership Council. The Leadership Council is comprised of the Director, teachers, students, parents and the Board of Trustees.
1 : CHARACTER COUNTS! And the Six Pillars of Character are service marks of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition, projects of the Josephson Institute of Ethics.