“Character Education is about helping students
know the good, love the good, and do the good.”
For social, moral, civic, and personal reasons, parents and teachers have a responsibility to help students
develop good habits. That’s really what a virtue is: a good habit. A virtue is not a point of view or a matter of
what we like or dislike; a virtue is a positive character trait.
The founders of BFCCPS chose to focus on four core virtues, historically known as the “cardinal virtues”:
Justice, Temperance, Fortitude, and Prudence. Within each of these virtues, there are related
- BFCCPS students, faculty and staff strive to always demonstrate good character and model that
character for others, and are publicly recognized at grade level assemblies for demonstrating virtuous
- Character Education instruction is integrated across the curriculum and across the four pillars utilizing
various teaching methods, and a common language throughout grades K-8
- Grade level character education benchmarks are used to create a spiraling curriculum for grades K-8
- A school wide calendar details which virtue the entire BFCCPS community will focus on each month.
- BFCCPS regularly reviews and updates its resources to achieve the objectives of its Character