Responsible Citizenship
“In today’s times, providing a curriculum and programs that allow students and faculty to challenge their assumptions, engage with others in the broader community and push their boundaries of understanding and empathy has never been more important. I am grateful for the JK-12 impact the Powell Institute for Responsible Citizenship has on our learners."
Sara Boisvert
Director, Powell Institute for Responsible Citizenship
Responsible Citizenship Team
Ethics education at Collegiate empowers students to employ empathic understanding and compassionate consideration of others to critically assess situations, work through reasoned decision-making, arrive at morally sound solutions, and then put principle into practice by taking action. The Collegiate community guides the students’ ethical development by: cultivating empathy as the foundation of strong relationships; providing opportunities for inquiry and discourse; maintaining clear expectations and accountability; and modeling Collegiate’s values in principled-action. Our graduates have the ethical foundation and skills to flourish as responsible citizens. Within this construct, teachers guide the students’ ethical development by building strong relationships, providing opportunities for inquiry and discourse, empowering student leadership, creating a culture of clear expectations and accountability, and above all, modeling the principles they espouse.

Ignite - Ethics