We aim to empower our students with the ability to interpret the stories, symbols and values that are at the foundation of humanity. Students will learn how different cultures have answered the ultimate questions of existence and become comfortable engaging with disagreement
and uncertainty. They will ultimately live a more examined and reflective life as they are forced to confront important ideas concerning meaning, morals and mortality. Our vision is a response to this short letter:
I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no person should witness: gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot by high school and college graduates.
So, I am suspicious of education. My request is this: Help your children become human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths or educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.