What are Core Values?
Prep is a community, not just school. A community is a group of people who share common interests, concerns, and values. Being part of Prep means agreeing to share its Core Values.
Our Core Values are integrated into every course, and form the basis for how we deal with communication and conflict. They inspire the kind, caring and respectful interactions that all visitors note when entering our space.
Our rules and regulations are also based on these Core Values. We want you to live up to them. You are encouraged to think about them as well. If you believe a rule or regulation conflicts with our Core Values, you may work to have them renegotiated through raising your issue at a Town Meeting or Advisory session. Restorative Justice-based Committee meetings are integral and scheduled for students who find that adhering to our Core Values poses a personal challenge (See section on Fairness).
Our Core Values
Respect for Humanity
Empathy & Action, Holistic Thinking, Creative Expression
Respect for Diversity
Exposure, Acknowledgement, Inclusion
Respect for the Intellect
Curiosity, Engagement, Self-discipline
Respect for the Truth
Self-reflective & Revision, Debate, Evidence & Conviction
Commitment to Justice
Stewardship, Activism, Guardianship
Commitment to Democracy
Citizenship in Class, School, Society
Commitment to Peace
Non-violence, Conflict Resolution, Interior Peace