To provide students a joyful learning environment which cultivates the virtues of good character and equips them with exceptional skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic through fostering a love of learning that serves as a foundation empowering them to succeed.
Esse Quam Videri
The school’s motto is a Latin saying meaning “to be, rather than to seem”, which was adopted as the State of North Carolina’s official motto in 1893. The motto attests to the school’s objective to provide real results, rather than trying to fool people into believing that results are being achieved. The saying is originally derived from the Roman philosopher Cicero in his writing “De amicitia.”