1) The end of education should not be only great test scores or even great careers, but rather free people – people who can
2) While data is valuable to show indicators of scholar progress, actual change toward greatness is not always discernable in data format. “What is essential is invisible to the eye.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) Paradigm serves the soul of the scholar by facilitating its expansion through experiences with truth.
3) Every person has greatness within him or her
4) Education for freedom includes the quest to find and internalize truth: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (Bible; John 8:32)
5) Parents have the primary responsibility and privilege to educate their children, and the parents’ involvement and encouragement is critical to the success of the child.
7) People learn best in a safe and nurturing culture.
8) Core values are paramount to a learning culture.
9) The culture at Paradigm is one of constant growth; the school and the people in it are in a constant state of becoming.
10) A leadership education is obtained by the ennobling of the soul through experiences with truth. It is nurtured by shared inquiry and open dialogue (wisdom); common values (virtue); and human experience (relevance).