Character education in Bannister Academy takes place within the seamless continuum of formal subject classes, class advisory sessions, and personal mentoring.

It is comprised of monthly activities for high school students only that enhance the students’ overall growth by having them listen to and interact with a variety of guest speakers, as well as attending workshops held here in school.

As part of the school’s commitment to forming students, it organizes two major parenting talks every school year. The school invites experts in the fields of psychology, communication, and family development to talk to parents about current issues that affect parents and children.

Explore Bannister Academy’s Student Affairs to discover a diverse range of formative opportunities, empowering students to thrive in both academics and personal growth.


Concern for student development and well-being in a complex society
has been the focus of the Student Support Service. This concern has intensified as
society has become even more complex.

Students must come to terms with their goals, values, abilities,
aptitudes and interests so they can continue to progress socially,
educationally and occupationally.

Every child is capable of reaching his or her full human potential.

Any child who demonstrates a disposition to learn has the aptitude to realize the promise of his or her individual gifts. Bannister Academy’s learning environment promotes diversity in ideas, beliefs and perspectives.

Education is a personal responsibility of both home and school.

Learning is never limited to the school environment, and thus, parents share the role of Bannister Academy and its teachers in providing the learner a holistic education.

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Classical education is a foundation of integral development.

A well-trained mind is the distinctive outcome of a child’s classical education at Bannister Academy, which is the cornerstone of his or her life-long journey to self-actualization.

Every teacher is a character educator.

A teacher in Bannister Academy believes that he or she has the moral responsibility to educate character — helping students achieve not only excellence in academics, but also excellence in personality and disposition.

The school is the focal point of the community; its end should constantly be the good of the society where it belongs.

Bannister Academy is only the child’s first foray into society, and from there they gain an understanding and an appreciation of the good that they are capable of contributing to the world at large.

A well-trained mind is what Susan Wise Bauer described as the fruit of a good education.
A person with a well-trained mind can tackle difficult subjects, learn on his own, understand and structure logical statements,
and finally, communicate thought from one mind to another.