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2021 Schools of Character

We congratulate 47 schools and 1 school district as our 2021 National Schools of Character.

We also certified schools in Brazil and Mexico.

Each of these schools has put into place a comprehensive approach that inspires their students to understand, care about and consistently practice a set of core values that will enable them to flourish in school, in relationships, in the workplace and as citizens.

For our National Schools of Character celebration on October 22, 2021, we asked each school to put together a 90 second video about their school’s character journeys. The videos were played as part of the celebration and are being added each weekday to our YouTube channel.

These schools underwent a rigorous evaluation process to achieve their certification, documenting how they have implemented the standards articulated in Character.org’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools.

Based on decades of research on effective schools, the 11 Principles Framework serves as a guide for schools to plan, implement, assess, and sustain their comprehensive character development initiative.

Caroline Reutter School

Franklinville, NJ

CEL Intercultural School

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Escuela Secundaria Tecnológico de Monterrey Zacatecas

Guadalupe, Mexico

Hart Middle School

Rochester, MI