our foundational pillars

Wisdom 

Our curriculum is based in original sources, classic books, and learning by discovery and shared inquiry.  The goal is not merely to transfer information, but to teach the students how to think.  We focus on building logic and reasoning skills and tying them to real-world applications. 

Virtue 

Virtue is voluntary obedience to truth and moral law.  Paradigm Schools holds to a strict code of conduct, including ten specific values.  Students, mentors and administrators are expected to model principles of integrity. 

Relevance 

Knowledge is of little use unless it can be applied.  Each class is taught with an eye toward application and relevance to the student.  Students are taught to develop their own individual mission, harness their talents and knowledge and use them to better their communities.