The Stripes

While the fabric of the sweater may change with each new generation of students, the essential values we teach will always remain the same. The Stripes are the embodiment of the qualities that an Episcopal Academy student aspires to live by both inside and outside the school community. The core of our curriculum, The Stripes are taught and demonstrated every day.

Self Control

Control or restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc. Synonyms include self-discipline, self-restraint, willpower, and levelheadedness.

At Episcopal, we believe that empowering our students to be self-advocates and challenging them in ways they never thought possible is critical to their growth as human beings and responsible adults. Self-discipline, self-restraint, and ultimately self-control is what will help them reach their fullest potential.

Honesty

The quality of being honest, upright, and fair. Freedom from deceit or fraud. Synonyms include integrity, candor, and veracity.

At Episcopal, our students learn the value of honesty in all its forms. Students are encouraged to be who they are and follow their respective passions, while faculty members identify and nurture those talents. Being true to yourself, and accepting your peers for who they are, is one of the strengths of an Episcopal education.

Our students are also expected to be honest in their academic work, and our faculty and administration work tirelessly to instill these values in our students.

Faith

Belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion. Belief in a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc. Synonyms include conviction, acceptance, and belief.

At Episcopal, spirituality informs everything we do, think, and say. The nexus of our spirituality is Chapel. It is where our musicians perform; where drama and dance bring ancient stories alive; where individuals share their religious traditions and learn about those of others; where our entire community comes together to nurture the spiritual beings we are and to encourage one another on our journeys of faith.

We integrate the discussion of values into classroom study at every grade. Our devotion to faith provides the moral foundation our students will need to succeed in an increasingly more complicated world.

Courtesy

Excellence in manners or social conduct; polite behavior. A courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression. Synonyms include civility, urbanity, and consideration.

Although often overlooked, proper social conduct and manners are a window to our virutes. A firm handshake, friendly smile, and respectful language are indicative of an individual who is considerate of others, has high self-esteem, and is comfortable in who they are.

An Episcopal Academy student is expected to uphold a high standard of courteousness. It is a reflection not only of themselves, but also of the Episcopal Academy community as a whole.

Kindness

The act of being generous or understanding; charitable. Being humane or considerate. Synonyms include benevolence, humanity, generosity, charity, sympathy, compassion, tenderness.

Kindness is at the core of the values we instill in our students. Whether it is holding the door open for someone or encouraging a friend who is in need of comfort, kindness unites our school community.

Generosity

Readiness or liberality in giving. Freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character. Synonyms include munificence, bountifulness, nobleness, and magnanimity.

At Episcopal, we recognize that generosity is the very foundation of a virtuous, civilized, and compassionate individual. That is why we inspire generosity within our students through numerous local, national, and international service activities.

From collecting canned goods for food banks to painting school houses in Haiti, our students learn that, above everything else, it is our purpose to help others.

Gratitude

The quality of feeling grateful or thankful. A feeling of thankfulness and appreciation. Synonyms include acknowledgement, appreciativeness, and grace.

At Episcopal, students are taught that there are always reasons to feel grateful, despite the many stresses and challenges life may present.

Episcopal students grow to understand that their lives' accomplishments are the direct result of not only their hard work, but of the gifts given to them by dedicated teachers, caring parents, and compassionate friends.

Courage

The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc. without fear; bravery. Synonyms include fearlessness, dauntlessness, intrepidity, and spirit.

Sometimes it's hard to be brave. Whether it's a Middle School play audition, a big game, or a personal challenge, students' lives are filled with moments that shake their confidence.

At EA, students are taught that it's okay to try new things, be bold, and even make mistakes. Facing one's fears and learning from failures is the true mark of a courageous individual.

Respect

Esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability. Synonyms include reverence, homage, and honor.

Episcopal students are expected to respect themselves as well as their classmates, teachers, and families. They are taught to be stewards of their communities and role models to those who look up to them.

Sportsmanship

Conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in losing. Synonyms include fairness, equity, and graciousness.

Whether competing on the field or participating in a classroom activity, Episcopal students are expected to celebrate victories graciously and honor defeats with dignity.

Through valuing Sportsmanship, students are mindful that the result of a competition is not nearly as important as being a good team mate, trying one's hardest, and encouraging all to succeed.

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