Character Education - The Clariden School

``And Remember, Be Your Best Self``

Character education is an important facet of our classroom curriculum. Referred to as P.R.I.D.E, Clariden’s character education helps students understand, care about, and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, citizenship, and responsibility for one self and others. By obtaining these core values, we may form the actions that are the hallmark of safe, healthy, and informed communities. Clariden P.R.I.D.E. stands for:

    • Politeness – Thinking of others and considering their viewpoints before acting or speaking.
    • Respect – Treat others with kindness, empathy, and consideration.
    • Integrity – Act with honesty, own your mistakes, and do the right thing even when it is hard or no one is watching.
    • (Self-) Discipline – Be patient, with yourself and with others. Take control of your feelings and actions.
    • Embracing Opportunity – Try new things! Take the challenging road, follow a new path, and celebrate those that are brave enough to do the same.

Student Council

Grade 4 through Grade 12 are eligible to participate in Student Council. Student Council is a service organization that raises funds for various school activities and participates in several leadership development opportunities. Each Fall, elections are held among interested students for officer positions that serve throughout the school year. Student Council meetings are held once a month after school.


Alex Griffin

Honor Societies

Clariden students who are eligible may become members of the National Junior Honor Society (Grade 7 and Grade 8) or the National Honor Society (Grade 10 through Grade 12). This nationally recognized program fosters leadership, volunteerism, and college preparedness. For program details, visit


Rissa Westerfield