How does Pine Crest teach students values and character?

Formal character education is delivered via monthly Lower School community building assemblies, and advisory classes offered in the Middle and Upper School.

The integration of our Social and Emotional Education program (SEE) in grades pre-kindergarten through 8, is guided by the Ruler Method (Yale University). This approach focuses on five key emotion skills: Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating emotions. 

In addition, students are expected to adhere to the Honor Code as outlined by the Student Handbook, and Middle and Upper School students write the code on each written exam.

Informal character education is threaded throughout each day and modeled and managed by teachers and coaches in the classroom, on the stage, and on the athletic fields and courts.