OUR VALUES — THE NINE NEA PRINCIPLES
"Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education."
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our core values help learners develop beyond academics into engaged citizens, productive and responsible people, and active lifelong learners. At all levels we teach, emphasize, model and celebrate the Nine Nea Principles.
Our central Nea Principle is that of KNOWLEDGE, LIFELONG EDUCATION and a CONTINUED QUEST FOR LEARNING.
This principle (and others outlined below) comes from the West African wisdom tradition and is encapsulated in a graphic symbol, known as an Adinkra.
The Nea Adinkra for which our school is named derives from the saying:
NEA ONNIM NO SUA A, OHU = "One who does not know can know from learning."
Each month, a Nea Principle, represented by an Adinkra symbol, is embedded and interwoven throughout the program (click headings below to reveal each month's adinkra and corresponding meaning):