"Ideal" originally penciled in 1875.
1870 - 1960's [found in the 1923 view book]
There is in the school files a copy of the 1875 catalogue, on the margin of which are penciled in the hand of one of the principals the following words:
"The Ideal-to turn out boys that are tireless workers, and that know how to work effectively; that are accurate scholars; that know the finer points of morals, and practice them in their daily living; that are always courteous gentlemen, but without a single trace of snobbery."
1970's - Present
[revised to be gender neutral and to correct grammar]
"…to turn out young people who are tireless workers and who know how to work effectively; who are accurate scholars, who know the finer points of morals and practice them in their daily living; who are always courteous."
Integrity is a cornerstone of a flourishing life and community.
Learning is an enjoyable and ongoing process.
Respect for self and others is essential to a harmonious society.
Self-discipline and autonomy are essential to success.
Each person has unique gifts and capacities and a responsibility to develop them.
Each person shares the responsibility and honor of serving others.