Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship
Schools that teach character education report higher academic performance, improved attendance, reduced violence, fewer disciplinary issues, reduction in substance abuse, and less vandalism. At a time when parents and teachers are concerned about school violence, it is worth noting that students who attend character education schools report feeling safer because they know their fellow students value respect, responsibility, compassion and hard work.
The Galloway School has adopted the nationally recognized CHARACTER COUNTS!
curriculum as the cornerstone for school-wide character education.
Why CHARACTER COUNTS?
CHARACTER COUNTS! is the most widely implemented approach to character education reaching millions of youth. It also improves the lives of the adults who teach it — and the communities that embrace it.
gives kids a framework for ethical living. Simply put, we help kids make better choices to make everyone’s life better.
is two things: an educational framework for teaching universal values, and a national coalition of organizations that support each other. The result is a culture change in a school or youth-service program.
is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian. It transcends cultural differences. It isn’t a curriculum, an add-on, an out-of-the-box program, or a quick-fix fad. It’s character education that works with your needs and pre-existing programs.
The CHARACTER COUNTS framework based on Six Pillars of Good Character, represents the virtues of good character a Galloway student should strive daily to demonstrate at school, home, and in the community. A Galloway student exemplifies TRUSTWORTHINESS, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, FAIRNESS, CARING, AND CITIZENSHIP, in all situations. Galloway students receive praise for their good manners, good judgment, and compassion for others. Beginning with PreK-3 and continuing throughout a student’s Galloway education,
CHARACTER COUNTS and Galloway’s “Manners in Minutes” are designed to provide a continuum of virtues and good manners we expect from all of our students!