The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School is a first-of-its-kind institute at the primary and secondary school level. We believe that promoting the process and practice of ethical thinking and decision-making prepares people of all ages to be effective leaders and compassionate citizens.
What is the Ethics Institute?
Since 2007, the Ethics Institute has offered age and developmentally appropriate curricular programming and co-curricular experiences from Kindergarten through twelfth grade designed to introduce students to the concept of ethics, deepen their understanding of ethical decision-making, and empower them to act with integrity.
We offer meaningful learning opportunities for K–12 students. Our wide range of programming includes ethics in the disciplines, electives, clubs, advisory, lunch and learn events, summer programs, and Ethics Bowl competitions.
Adult Programming & Partnerships
We provide various avenues for families and community members to consider and discuss important ethical issues. Our workshops, chats, and speaker series provide a platform to learn, practice, and promote ethical dialogue and we partner with numerous organizations to provide comprehensive and context-based ethics programming.
Training & Curriculum
We lead professional workshops for all types of educators interested in incorporating ethics in their unique contexts. Training, coaching, and curriculum resources cover topics such as ethics across the curriculum, building an ethical community, and developing core competencies of ethical decision-making, literacy, and leadership.
We offer a number of one or two-week summer experiences for Middle and Upper School students. Summer 2023 includes: Ethics and the Arts, Ethics and Economics, and the Bioethics Summer Program.
Ethics Institute Blog
Our blog focuses on ethics in schools and communities. Here you will find articles highlighting ethics-based programming, educational research on ethics, and ethical issues in current events. We hope to provide resources to support the teaching and learning of ethics and ethical decision-making.