Mission & Virtues
The mission of Founders Classical Academy of Bentonville is to provide young people with a rigorous classical education in the liberal arts and sciences that cultivates intellectual excellence, wisdom, and virtue.
It seeks to provide a well-rounded education that is distinctively classical, pursues knowledge, promotes virtue, and prepares students for prosperous lives in a free society.
Students at FCA Bentonville pursue a moral and intellectual education and are expected to behave in accordance with the following core virtues: Honor, Respect, Service, Excellence, and Perseverance. Each morning our students recite the purpose of these virtues and they are integrated into how we educate our students.
Honor I will honor those things which are good, true, and beautiful.
Respect I will show respect to others at all times.
Service I will do good things for others without being asked.
Excellence I will strive for excellence in all things.
Perseverance I will fulfill commitments and not give up or act on discouragement.
The Founders school motto is "scientia virtus et libertas," which when translated means knowledge, virtue, and liberty. The school motto expresses the idea supported by the Founding Fathers of our nation: if we want to maintain our individual liberties and our societal freedoms, we must have a well-educated adn virtuous citizenry.
Knowledge: We believe that the pursuit of knowledge is never-ending and we set the foundation for students to be lifelong learners.
Virtue: We believe knowledge alone does not make a good citizen. The shaping of a student's heart is more important than the shaping of their mind.
Liberty: We believe that liberty is necessary for citizens to live and participate in a free and just republic.
Guidelines for Speech and Conduct
Before you speak, THINK:
T It is True?
H Is it Helpful?
I Is it Inspiring?
N Is it Necessary?
K Is it Kind?