At Paradigm, all employees are referred to as “mentors”. This helps to instill the principle that we are all learning together as lifelong learners, and also that scholars are mentored in their personal pursuit of learning. Each scholar receives a Seminar Mentor who acts as a resource to him or her for help and encouragement.

We mentor people, not subjects

We honor the greatness in each individual

We provide a space that is welcoming, wholesome, and conducive to growth

We provide living experiences and opportunities for discovery

We employ questions and possibilities (shared inquiry)

We keep learning - We can only teach what we are

We discipline for liberty – self-direction, self-discipline – the “causal agent”

We hold ourselves and help the scholars hold themselves accountable for greatness

We value the peace/rights/opportunities of the individual and the society equally