BIA - Bridgeport International Academy

The Seven Pillars of Bridgeport International Academy

01Respect for God, parents, teachers and humanity. Always be open to learn. Respect authority and everyone around you. Be courteous, appreciative, tolerant, and accepting of individual differences. Do not abuse, demean, or mistreat anyone, including yourself. Do no use, manipulate, exploit, or take advantage of others. Respect the right of individuals to make decisions about their own lives.

02Live for the sake of others. If you can be inspired to give and to be compassionate, you will experience joy. Show you care about others through consideration, kindness, and sharing. Live by the Golden Rule by treating others as you would like to be treated. Do not be selfish, mean, cruel, or insensitive to the feelings of others. Be charitable and giving of yourself; volunteer to help your community and school.

03Respect your environment. Whether it is God's creation, the places you live, or things you use every day, care for the environment around you: Do not deface property. Leave your environment the same or better than it was when you found it. Protect the environment by conserving natural resources.

04Be trustworthy. Tell the truth. Be sincere. Do not deceive, mislead or betray a trust. Walk your talk and be your best self by demonstrating commitment, courage, and self-discipline.

05Be a moral person. Be aware of fundamental human values and develop conscience, self-control, empathy, and humility. Make decisions based on positive values, not impulses. Postpone exclusive relationships with the opposite sex to preserve emotional well-being and prevent jealousy and inappropriate behavior. Relate to peers as brothers and sisters by treating everyone as equals. Refrain from using substances that are psychologically or physically harmful, such as alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco.

06Strive for unity of mind and body. Be focused and balanced. Play by the rules. Obey laws. Do your share. Stay informed and participate in your community. Protect yourself and those around you. Express an appreciation of community and social values through actions that match your best idea of yourself.

07Be responsible. Learn to respond to the needs of others, and treat all people fairly. Be open-minded. Listen to others and try to understand what they are saying and feeling. Make decisions which will benefit everyone equally. Think win-win. Do not take unfair advantage of others' mistakes. Do not take more than your fair share.

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