"There are three interlocking blocks that make up the foundation of our philosophy and purpose at Arlington Country Day School: First, our school is invitational. No one is required to choose our school, nor is the school required to accept all students. We make no claim that we are for everybody, but we do provide a challenging and rewarding program for the willing child.
The second is a request our philosophy makes upon us: that we are cognizant of the individuality of each pupil. While we cannot realistically provide individual instruction, we can be aware of differences inherent within children physically, intellectually, and socially.
The third is a responsibility that we take very seriously: personal commitment to the child. Of course, in our school we intend to promote cognitive growth, but affective learning - congeniality, physical awareness, the ability to judge right and wrong and the morality to choose a virtuous style of life - all of these behaviors will be affected by the behavior model of a child's teachers. Therefore, it is our responsibility to be a proper role model for our students.
Excerpted from the preschool's website