The Four Pillars of Community Life
The Thornton Academy Pillars are the guiding principles that enhance our shared experiences, informing our actions and attitudes.
Respect defines treatment of one’s self and others. We recognize differences among members of our community, act with character and integrity, and are aware of how our actions impact others. To honor our surrounding environment, we are polite, humble, proud, and appreciative.
We show responsibility by embracing individual ownership of behaviors and choices, making informed decisions and demonstrating maturity, accountability, preparedness, timeliness, integrity, and purpose.
Compassionate individuals know how to relate to and understand the opinions and experiences of others. We improve the quality of our school community by showing thoughtfulness and gratitude as we encounter new perspectives. We foster our growth and relevance through connection, acceptance and celebration of differences.
Investment involves the act of being aware of one’s actions, setting appropriate goals, and consistently assessing our progress. Investment takes many forms, but the best practitioners are engaged, committed, persistent, caring, energetic and willing to take risks. By being invested in our school, our time and efforts are valued by all.