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The Walden School elementary and middle school utilizes the Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills to foster students in building character and confidence. Students at The Walden School enjoy the positive approach Lifeskills offers, and they embrace the philosophical foundation as guidelines for themselves in class and in life. Throughout the year students engage in activities that promote their understanding of each Lifeskill, and students celebrate their own as well as their peers demonstration of the Lifeskills.

Caring: To feel and show concern for others 

Common Sense: To use good judgment 

Cooperation: To work together toward a common goal or purpose 

Courage: To act according to one’s beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences 

Creativity: To imagine ways to solve a problem or produce a product 

Curiosity: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world. 

Effort: To do your best 

Flexibility: To be willing to alter plans when necessary 

Friendship: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring 

Initiative: To do something, of one’s own free will, because it needs to be done 

Integrity: To act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong 

Organization: To plan, arrange and implement in an orderly way 

Patience: To wait calmly for someone or something 

Perseverance: To keep at it 

Pride: Satisfaction from doing one’s personal best 

Problem Solving: To create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems 

Resourcefulness: To respond to challenges and opportunities in creative ways 

Responsibility: To respond when appropriate and be accountable for one’s actions  

Sense of Humor: To laugh and be playful without hurting others