Grade 8 Ethics
Eighth grade Ethics is comprised of three trimesters concentrated in the following areas: 1) reflecting upon the formation of personal values 2) managing moral dilemmas and building a process for ethical decision making and 3) fostering inclusion and awareness by examining the interconnectedness of the our world by debunking stereotypes and misperceptions. Ethics class provides our Eighth graders with the opportunity to engage divergent points of view thus gaining a greater understanding of themselves and others. The entire grade journeys to the JFK library in Boston to ponder ethical leadership and concepts outlined about courage from Kennedy's famous book Profiles in Courage. As our Middle School leaders pass through this gateway to the Upper School, Ethics forces them to connect their daily lives to Berwick's mission, values, and our statement of community.