Character Development

Development of good character is, of course, an integral part of the Academy’s mission. The Cadet Life team has broadened the scope of its character education program to become a holistic, integrated, and thematic effort.

During each of our grading periods, Cadets are immersed in one of the Academy values – Leadership, Honor, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, and Gratitude. Lessons about these values are integrated into classroom instruction, on the athletic fields, and after classes to keep Cadets continuously engaged in character education.

Cadets explore the meaning of each value with guest presentations, competitive skits, and practical seminars. These exercises help them transform their mindsets, changing the values from abstract ideas into actionable concepts.

Education, leadership, and character development are inextricably linked. As the Academy continues to build on its 105 years of tradition, the entire team remains focused on strengthening these lessons. John Quincy Adams’ insightful words, to “learn more, do more, and become more,” underscore the school’s sustained pledge for excellence in scholarship, service, and character.