Leaders and Thinkers Grounded in Faith
Every Child a Leader Grounded in Faith
“The capacity for leadership exists in everyone, but most people never take the time to develop it. Leadership is determination, courage, confidence, and the ability to view a situation and respond to it.”
-Sean Covey, Author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Research tells us there are definitive leadership skill sets or competencies that can be taught and learned. Our Academy takes the direct approach to leadership development beginning in the primary grades and extending throughout the middle grades.
Our goal is to help each student:
- become a person of integrity, one of the most important and effective traits of a leader;
- acquire a variety of academic and emotional problem-solving tools, including conflict-resolution;
- seek to understand and empathize with individuals within and outside of the group;
- develop leadership capacity to promote gospel values while accomplishing daily tasks; and to
- see his/her role as a leader within the broader church in the present and for the future.
There are many ways in which HFCA brings opportunities to practice aspects of leadership.
- Servant leadership – With Jesus Christ as our model, students are encouraged to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” in the world and to serve others in need.
- Character development – The Academy incorporates the virtues into our curriculum to reinforce the need for respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness and citizenship.
- Social-Emotional development – Balancing the social-emotional foundation with strong academics creates the emotional intelligence necessary to succeed in the 21st century.
- Cross-grade interaction – Our school is divided into “neighborhoods” which include a cross-section of children from different grades who meet, work and worship together.