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Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2024) – Character.org, a national advocate and leader for  character development in schools and communities, today certified 73 schools as National  Schools of Character.  

“We are pleased to announce and celebrate the schools that have earned this national  recognition,” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, President of Character.org. “Each of these schools has  put in place a comprehensive approach to help students understand, care about, and consistently practice the character strengths that will help them flourish in school, in  relationships, in the workplace, and as citizens.”  

Since its inception, the National Schools of Character program has impacted over three million students, staff, parents, and community members. The schools and districts that apply must  meet the rigorous standards articulated in Character.org’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools:  A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character. Each school is assessed by a team of trained  evaluators. 

“There is an ethic of care at these schools,” adds Lori Soifer, who directs the Schools of  Character program. “Working together with students, parents and community members, these  schools are creating stronger communities focused on character.” 

The complete list of the 2024 National Schools of Character is attached to this release. Learn  more about the schools being certified today on our website www.character.org

About Character.org: Founded in 1993, Character.org empowers people of all ages to practice and  model core values that shape our hearts, minds, and choices. Since 1993, Character.org has inspired,  recognized, and celebrated thousands of people in schools, organizations, workplaces, communities, and families across the world. Character.org is widely known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools:  A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character, a comprehensive framework developed by school leaders  and character education researchers. During the past 20 years, more than 1,000 schools have been  recognized by Character.org as a National School of Character.

List of 2024 National Schools and Districts of Character 

Cornerstone Schools of Alabama High School, Birmingham Northside Middle School, Northport
Oakdale Elementary, Tuscaloosa
Vestavia Hills Elementary Liberty Park, Vestavia Hills 

Tracey Magnet School, Norwalk 

Imagine School at North Port, North Port
Imagine School at Town Center, Palm Coast
Imagine Schools at South Vero, Vero Beach
Imagine Schools at West Melbourne, West Melbourne
River City Science Academy Mandarin, Jacksonville
River City Science Academy Middle High, Jacksonville 

Beverly Elementary School, Beverly Hills
Larson Middle School, Troy 

Community of Peace Academy, Saint Paul 

Blevins Elementary, Eureka
Hancock Place High School, Saint Louis
Hancock Place Middle School, Saint Louis
Hiram Neuwoehner High School, Saint Louis
Kentucky Trail Elementary School, Belton
Ladue Early Childhood, Saint Louis
Lindbergh High School, Saint Louis
Nance Elementary School, Saint Louis
Nottingham Community Access and Job Training High School, Saint Louis
Sperreng Middle School, Saint Louis
Truman Middle School, Saint Louis
Wilckens STEAM Academy at Hillcrest, Belton  

Applegarth Elementary School, Monroe Township
Child Family Center, Millville
Denbo-Crichton Elementary School, Browns Mills
Greenwood Elementary School, Hamilton
James A. McDivitt Elementary School, Old Bridge
John E. Dwyer Technology Academy, Elizabeth
John F. Kennedy School, Newark
Joseph S. Stackhouse Elementary School, Browns Mills
Lakeview Elementary School, Denville
Lakeside Middle School, Millville
Langtree Elementary School, Hamilton
Marshall Hill Elementary School, West Milford
Nicholas S. La Corte Peterstown School No. 3, Elizabeth
Oakview Elementary School, West Deptford
Pemberton Early Childhood Education Center, Pemberton
Riverview Elementary School, Denville
Stony Brook School, North Plainfield
Stony Brook School, Rockaway
Terence C. Reilly School No. 7, Elizabeth
Woodcrest Elementary School, Cherry Hill  

John H. West Elementary School, Bethpage
Plainedge Middle School, Bethpage
Smallwood Drive Elementary School, Amhurst    

Haynes-Inman Education Center, Jamestown 

Imagine Madison Avenue School of the Arts, Toledo 

Dove Science Academy High School OKC, Oklahoma City 

Cambridge Elementary School, San Antonio
Christa McAuliffe Elementary, Highland Village
Goforth Elementary, League City
Harmony School of Achievement, Houston
Harmony School of Enrichment, Houston
Harmony School of Excellence, El Paso
Harmony School of Excellence, Laredo
Harmony School of Fine Arts and Technology, Houston
Harmony School of Innovation, Brownsville
Harmony School of Innovation, Garland
Harmony School of Innovation, Katy
Harmony School of Innovation, Sugar Land
Harmony Science Academy, Garland
Harmony Science Academy, Grand Prairie
Harmony Science Academy, Houston
Howard Early Childhood Center, San Antonio
James H. Ross Elementary, League City
School of Science and Technology Advancement, Houston
School of Science and Technology, Corpus Christi  

Edgewood Elementary School, Greenfield
Meyer Middle School, River Falls

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