TreeHouse Team 8 Guiding Principles The BloomTree Partnership

Guiding Principles

Our eight guiding principles are what guide our work in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in our goals and strategies.

These are the values that represent what is desirable and positive for our community. Although perfect adherence to these principles is impossible, we strive to practice these principles in all aspects of daily operations.

We believe these principles to be the foundation of a successful life and hope that our students will see their value and perhaps chose to integrate them into their lives.

I. Belonging

feeling at home: the state of being accepted and comfortable in a place or group

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.

Willard Scott

II. Integrity

possession of firm principles: the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

III. Discipline

conscious control over lifestyle: mental self-control used in directing or changing behavior, learning something, or training for something

I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.

Pietro Aretino

IV. Passion

intense enthusiasm: a strong liking or enthusiasm for a subject or activity

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived?  Find you passion, whatever it may be.  Become it and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.

V. Contribution

donation: something such as money or time that is given, especially to a common fund or for a specific purpose

If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world, it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.

Bruce Barton

VI. Humility

modesty or respectfulness: the quality of being modest or respectful

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.

VII. Sustainability

maintaining ecological balance: exploiting natural resources without destroying the ecological balance of an area

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.

Frank Lloyd Wright

VIII. Knowledge

information in mind: general awareness or possession of information, facts, ideas, truths, or principles

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.  Who looks outside, dreams.  Who looks inside, awakens.