One of our School Improvement Plan goals is to ensure we are developing our students' character in addition to our teaching of rigorous academic skills! We believe teaching the whole child is essential to students being prepared for college and careers! We model our development of character after the KIPP schools. KIPP's innovative approach is grounded in the research of Dr. Martin Seligman and Dr. Chris Peterson.
Montclaire's character work focuses on "seven highly predictive character strengths that are correlated to leading engaged, happy and successful lives!" (KIPP, 2015).