San Diego Charter School with Core Virtues Education

At Old Town Academy, we believe that education is not just about academic excellence but also about developing strong character and values. Our Core Virtues Education program is designed to instill essential virtues in our students, preparing them to be responsible, ethical, and compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

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Emphasizing Core Virtues

Our Core Virtues Education program is a cornerstone of Old Town Academy's holistic educational experience. We focus on a set of core virtues that guide our students’ development both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Monthly Virtue Focus: Each month, we highlight a specific virtue, such as integrity, empathy, perseverance, and respect. Students learn about the importance of these virtues through various activities and discussions.
  • Integrated Curriculum: Core virtues are integrated into our academic curriculum, ensuring that lessons in the classroom also reinforce these important values.
  • Role Models and Mentorship: Our faculty and staff serve as role models, demonstrating these virtues in their interactions with students and each other. We also provide mentorship opportunities to help students embody these values in their daily lives.

Building a Strong Community

The Core Virtues Education program at Old Town Academy fosters a strong sense of community and belonging among students, parents, and staff.

  • Flag Friday: A weekly assembly where the entire school comes together to celebrate achievements, reinforce the monthly virtue, and build school spirit.
  • Community Service: Students participate in community service projects that allow them to put their virtues into action and make a positive impact on the local community.
  • Parental Involvement: We encourage parents to be actively involved in reinforcing core virtues at home, creating a consistent and supportive environment for students.

What Are the Benefits of Core Virtues Education?

Our commitment to Core Virtues Education provides numerous benefits for our students and the broader school community.

  • Character Development: Students develop a strong moral compass, which guides their behavior and decision-making.
  • Academic Success: Research shows that students who exhibit strong virtues are more likely to succeed academically and socially.
  • Positive School Culture: A focus on virtues creates a positive and respectful school culture where students feel safe and supported.


Our Core Virtues Education program has received heartfelt praise from parents and students:

“The Core Virtues program at Old Town Academy has had a profound impact on my child. It’s not just about academics; it’s about growing into a kind and responsible person.” - Parent
“I’ve learned so much about respect and empathy through the Core Virtues program. It’s made me a better student and friend.” - Student

Join Our Virtuous Community

At Old Town Academy, we are dedicated to educating not just the minds but also the hearts of our students. Our Core Virtues Education program is essential in shaping the character of our future leaders. Join us and experience the difference a values-based education can make in your child’s life.

Learn about enrollment and waitlists. We are taking lottery applications for the 2024-2025 School Year - Sign Up for Consideration Now.