What is Character Education

  • Parkway provides a comprehensive character education environment for students. By focusing on shared commitments, character education helps students become responsible, caring and contributing citizens in an ever-changing world. Nine Parkway schools have been recognized as National Schools of Character, and 10 schools have received Missouri Promising Practices awards from Character.org for demonstrating excellence in character education.

    This work is so important in Parkway that in 2016, we added an important word to our mission statement – caring. Parkway’s mission now states that “all students will become capable, curious, caring and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of an ever-changing world.”