Five days left of 5th grade, and then the class of 2013 graduates on the 13th day of June. In the whirl of busyness and celebration, my husband Jesse and I sat down one recent evening to reorient ourselves to why we are choosing Intellectual Virtues Academy over Hughes, our neighborhood school (where Jesse and his father attended). Why does a virtues-based education matter more than a track team ... or a band ... or a science lab ... or honors classes ... or comfortable convenience? We listed the pros for Jess, me, and our student: It is an opportunity to rediscover (or fully embrace) learning ... It is a holistic view of education and the pursuit of knowledge ... It is the toolbox or operating…Read More
Virtues in Action
Which intellectual virtue does love require more of?