Students at Southeast Ohio Classical Academy will pursue an education of the heart and mind. Virtue and character development will be primary aims. The following virtues are inspired by Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and have proven the test of time. Our students will be expected to behave in accordance with these core virtues:
Recognizing the suffering of others, then taking appropriate action to help.
Moving forward with steadfast purpose and perseverance in the face of fear, pain, obstacles, or evil.
Accepting ownership of duty and working to do good regardless of whether others do the same.
Refusing actions and things that are bad, illegitimate, or ultimately harmful. Being patient or limiting oneself, even to receive a good thing.
Cultivating relationships based on mutual interests and loves, while being kind and generous in those relationships.
Relating to all others, including authorities and laws, fairly and with due honor.
Making good decisions and choosing the right actions, even when there are no rules or directions on which to rely.
Pursuing knowledge about the highest things, while not thinking oneself wise in one's own eyes.