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Wesley PRIDE Philosophy
In accordance with CAIS best practices in schools, The Wesley School embraces the learning expectation that our students will “develop respect for themselves and others, take responsibility for their own actions, and appreciate and understand diversity.” To this end, the People Respecting Individuality, Diversity, and Equity (PRIDE) philosophy was established.  We strive to help students develop the tools needed to appreciate differences and acquire appropriate self-esteem and character by modeling these behaviors and through overall program content that includes advisory groups, advisory panel speakers, community circles, mindfulness, imaginative play, social justice work, social-emotional work, and grade-level buddies.  Beyond individual growth, we are committed to providing our children with a school environment free from harassment, discrimination, and violence.

Mission Statement
The mission of PRIDE is to provide character education for all children that is developmentally appropriate, sustains a partnership between school and families, and is integrated across the curriculum and grade levels. 

Our PRIDE philosophy sustains a healthy school culture by promoting respectful relationships among students, celebrating individuality, and encouraging positive interactions and conflict-resolution strategies. 

Read for Character Corner!
Character Corner is so much more than a story!  It is an opportunity for students to experience a safe place to learn important life lessons and about themselves and others.  Signing up to read for Character Corner gives you a chance to see our PRIDE philosophy in action and be part of it! Each reading session opens with a short mindfulness moment.  Once the story is read, the group will take some time to reflect and discuss the characters, their actions, and the outcome.  Children are encouraged to relate the story to their lives and share their thoughts and experiences.