Preparing promising students for meaningful lives as principled leaders
Promising Students. At Williamsburg Academy, we believe all students have potential to change the world in significant ways. Whether your background is home school, charter school, or traditional public school, if you’re willing to work hard and learn to lead your own education, we invite you to join us. We will provide the curriculum and mentors, and you will do the work.
Students who are unmotivated or unwilling to go outside their comfort zone, will probably not succeed in our program.
Meaningful Lives. We believe every individual inherently desires a meaningful life, and that a life of meaning is only possible if a person asks themselves the right questions. Our curriculum poses students with these timeless questions through the world’s great minds, including Plato, Aristotle, John Locke, Stephen Crane, Jane Austen, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Montesquieu, Marie Curie, and many others. You will need to learn to think critically. Once you learn this skill, you will see the world in a new light, and be on the path to a life of meaning.
Principled Leaders. A person who routinely makes and keeps commitments will successfully lead her personal life and family, and will also be prepared to lead in business, government, religion, and social circles.
Therefore a “principled leader” is a person who believes in and lives by a set of foundational rules or beliefs in both public and private life. Included in these rules are a resolve to make and keep commitments, a desire to continually gain more truth by study and investigation, and a deep respect for humanity. Principled leaders make important decisions based on principles, not whims.