What We Believe

The Galloway School's 7 Core Values

Pillars of Excellence

A Galloway education extends well beyond the classroom. Our students are academically advanced, globally prepared and they possess positive virtues that will last a lifetime!

At Galloway, we call these character virtues, “Pillars of Excellence.” Advanced learning and enrichment experiences are built upon these 7 Pillars of Excellence to produce confident, highly capable, college, career and life ready students.

This added value that comes with a Galloway education is evident in our students' performance and behavior. Galloway students stand out in the crowd. They are the “purple cow” in the pasture that everyone notices. Our students are identified by their branded uniform. They are identified through their achievements, good manners, strong study habits, self-motivation, compassion and servant leadership.

Self Reliance
At Galloway, we develop self-reliant students capable of completing assigned tasks in an independent, resourceful and self-sufficient manner. We believe students who are independent and self-reliant typically survive and function better in society than those who are dependent on others for happiness and sustainability. Taking control of basic tasks and life skills will not only help our students stay in control of their own lives, but will ultimately contribute to making them a happier individual.

Compassion and Empathy
Galloway students learn about showing compassion and empathy during their earliest years in school. Compassion is an emotional response and attitude towards others that is deeply empathetic. It enables us to connect to human suffering with care and understanding, acting in ways that brings comfort to those around us. Compassion causes us to remain charitable, even if others behave negatively. Research shows that compassion plays a key role in helping children develop into engaged, caring, and optimistic adults. A Galloway student learns compassion and empathy through…


Galloway campus life is immersed in opportunities to practice compassion and empathy throughout each day. These opportunities to teach and reinforce compassion will, over time, result in a student becoming a happy, caring individual with a moral compass that directs them to do the right thing --because it’s the right thing to do.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Today’s citizens must be active critical thinkers if they are to compare evidence, evaluate competing claims, and make sensible decisions. A Galloway student is taught to think critically in varied situations using multiple strategies to achieve optimum solutions to problems. We teach our students to…


Creativity and Innovation
In today’s world of global competition and task automation, innovative capacity and a creative spirit are fast becoming requirements for personal and professional success. If students leave school without knowing how to continuously create and innovate, they will be under-prepared for the challenges of society and the workforce. Galloway students are taught to create and invent when they…


Collaboration and Communication
Collaboration has been accepted as a skill that’s essential to achieve meaningful and effective results. In the past decade, however, it has become increasingly clear that collaboration is not only important but necessary for students and employees, due to globalization and the rise of technology. Galloway students develop collaboration and communications skills when they…


Civility
The foundational virtue of civility is behavior that recognizes the humanity of others, allowing us to live peacefully together in neighborhoods and communities. The psychological elements of civility include awareness, self-control, empathy, and respect. If we believe that all human beings “are created equal” and have worth, then civility is an obligation to act in ways that honor that belief. It requires us to treat others with decency, regardless of our differences. It demands restraint and an ability to put the interests of the common good above self-interests. Civility is, at its core, the glue that holds a society together.

Civility requires respectful engagement: a willingness to consider other views and place them in the framework of history, philosophy, and life experiences. Galloway students learn civility through…

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