Responsible Citizenship
"Our Institute for Responsible Citizenship creates opportunities for our JK-12 students to engage with the world in meaningful ways that are connected to our curriculum. This programming is a critical component in helping them develop into inquisitive thinkers, responsible citizens and compassionate leaders."
Susan Droke
Chief Academic Officer
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