Getting Started at Your School with Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue

What is Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue?

Flexible and Comprehensive

Not a program or curriculum, Disciple of Christ | Education in Virtue® provides teachers with the tools and training they need to form their students Christian discipleship by helping them recognize and practice the virtues

Teacher-designed, Practice-approved

All our resources were created by classroom teachers to address real needs their students had. Using these resources maximizes the potential to form students, and is showing fruit immediately and years down the road:

Being educated in virtue has changed the way I process life and it will change the direction I take in life because instead of settling for something normal or usual, I realize that there is adventure in the constant growth and humility that comes with being a servant of God. Virtue allows me to be formed and molded by the Father, and that is superior to whatever I would have planned for myself. Isaiah 45:9 asks, “Does the clay say to him who fashions it, ‘What are you making?’” by living a life of virtue, I have been able to step into being formed into whatever God has for me.

Daniel, Age 20

The consistent exposure to the virtue program at a formative age enabled me to turn seemingly small virtuous acts, into the daily habits that guide my personal and professional life. In a culture with growing anxiety and hopelessness, these lessons shape the people that are needed to lead by example and live differently.

— Ryan, Age 23

A Dominican Tradition

Rooted in the Dominican tradition and designed by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Education in Virtue makes St. Thomas Aquinas' theology of virtue practical and accessible for any teacher at any grade level.

"Practical & Accessible" Includes:

  • Complete sets of classroom resources, packaged for accessibility and organization
  • Educator training that counts as professional development hours in many states.
  • Additional, online resources and support that enable Education in Virtue to be extended into families and the larger community.

What's in the Box?

Classroom resources included in the School Starter Kit provide everything you need, conveniently packaged in one place

Durable, beautiful classroom materials that will last for generations

We've already figured out the quantities a K-8 school uses and packaged everything you'll need for instruction and display your classrooms and hallways:

  • Instructional Posters
  • Ways to Cultivate Posters
  • Large and Small Virtue Cards
  • "Happiness is" Virtue Tree Posters

We're there to help you every step of the way!

A planned investment in teachers

The Educator's Guide equips each teacher with the needed background to educate in virtue and form students as disciples.

Virtue Chart Packs provide a quick reference for the definition of each virtue, opposing trait, and connections to habits of sin, allowing support staff and teachers easily to make this language part of their everyday interactions with students and parents.

See a Saint—Be a SAINT!

Deeply rooted in friendship with Christ, Saint Cards and downloadable Christian Witness Certificates highlight models of the virtues for students, give them intercessors to turn to for help, and inspire them to strive for the heights of virtue.

Who knows? You may just find something else you'll love packaged with your starter kit as a free bonus!

We love our products, and we know you will, too. In your Starter Kit, we often include an additional resource that we think will interest you. Please enjoy this free gift!

Gain access to our digital community.

Our panoply of free resources, available online at GoLEPress.com and GoLEDigital.org, will support you in educating in virtue.

Professional development series will teach you how to disciple students in virtue

Purchase of the School Starter Kit includes access for every staff member to our ten-session online course on teaching the virtues.

This high-quality, practical professional development will prepare teachers to implement Education in Virtue in their own classrooms.

This Course provides certificate of completion, allowing this course to count as professional development toward continuing certification in many states.

Turn discipline into DISCIPLESHIP: Student Information System Integrations

Built-in connections for SchoolSpeak and Digital Academy allow for you to track individuals' growth in virtue across years. Discipleship Reports and Christian Witness Certificates bring the language of the virtues into conversations about students' growth and development as disciples of Christ.

Extend the culture of virtue into the home.

With a school started kit, you get access to our Cultivating the Virtues Online Course for every child and family, with content students and parents will love. This highly impactful course will help bring a Catholic culture to life beyond the classroom.

A plethora of tools at your fingertips

No need to "make your own"— Our library of digital downloads provides the age-appropriate resources you need, on-demand.

Our library of digital downloads is constantly growing— like you, we're educators in the field. Sign up for our mailing list to get notified when new resources become available.