Our twelve Living Values are the heart of Mizzentop. They inform our teaching, open up our classrooms, and encourage compassion among children and in ourselves. Our students are challenged to explore the beauty of each person’s unique background and find common ground, and we are given the opportunity to model the same.
Why Living Values?
Mizzentop is the only Pre-K thru Grade 8 school to fully integrate the Living Values Education Program. The Living Values Education Approach and materials are currently being used and producing positive results in more than 80 countries at about 8,000 educational settings. While most such settings are schools, LVE has also been implemented in centers for children in difficult situations, health centers and refugee camps. It is part of the global movement for a culture of peace in the framework of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.
Our Living Values foster awareness, belonging, and connection in an age where disconnection affects suffering, violence, and intolerance. They emphasize the worth and integrity of each person and place the search for meaning and purpose at the heart of education. Living Values Education supports the overall development of the individual and a culture of positive values.