Mission:

Livingston Classical Academy will train the minds and nurture the hearts of young people through a rigorous, classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.

Philosophy:

All students benefit from the highest standards of academic integrity and from a rigorous, content rich, educational program that develops their intellectual capacity, personal character, and leadership skills. The school provides an environment that fosters academic excellence through the habit of discipline and thoroughness, the willingness to work, and the perseverance to complete difficult tasks. Through a defined traditional, classical curriculum, students will be prepared to become active and responsible leaders and members of their community.

Standards of Virtuous Conduct:

Courage

LCA students will strive to embody the quality of mind which enables humans to encounter danger and difficulty with valor, boldness, and resolution.

Perseverance

LCA students will practice persistence in whatever they undertake. They will not give in to despair but rather, with diligence and determination, they will forego immediate gratification in order to pursue true human flourishing.

Courtesy

LCA students will recognize that all human beings are worthy of dignity and respect. Therefore, they will practice elegant politeness of manners and kindness toward their fellowman.

Honesty

LCA students will seek to know the truth through their studies, and to speak the truth with prudence at all times, in every relationship. LCA students will seek to avoid speaking falsehoods or to knowingly deceive others by hiding the truth.

Service

LCA students will pursue happiness by offering their time and talents for the good of other individuals and their community even when this action entails personal sacrifice.

Self-Government

LCA students will foster the habits of mind and memory that allow them to increase in knowledge, the habits of body that allow them to act appropriately at all times, and the habits of speech that allow them to speak articulately in any context.