• The Sheafe Road School Community believes in the importance of Good Character. Our Character Education initiative is based on the SixPillars of Character which were developed by Character Counts!

    CHARACTER COUNTS! was established to promote and teach the SixPillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship,  by The Josephson  Institute of Ethics — a nonprofit and nonpartisan teaching organization based in Los Angeles, California.  It is today the most widely implemented approach to character education, reaching millions of youth through thousands of affiliated schools, agencies and organizations.

    Sheafe's program consists of several opportunities to discuss the Pillars of Character with our students; each month has been assigned one of the SixPillars and the staff facilitates lessons aligned with the Pillar of the Month. In addition to the classroom lessons, we start each day with the quote of the week that reminds our students about the importance of Good Character.

    We encourage you to discuss each of the SixPillars with your children - the more they hear about good character the more important it will be!

             Integrity and Reliable
             Think "True Blue"

             Treat others with respect
             Follow the "Golden Rule"
             Be tolerant and accepting of differences
             Use good manners
             Take responsibility for actions
             Plan ahead
             Persevere: keep trying
             Think before you act
             Share and be fair
             Play by the rules
             Be open-minded   
             Listen to others   
             Don't take advantage of others
             Think heart
             Kindness and compassion
             Express gratitude
             Forgive others
             Help people in need
             Help make the school and community better
             Get involved in community affairs
             Be a good neighbor
             Obey laws and rules

    For more information on Character Education, specifically the Six Pillars, visit the following websites: