“Success for All” is the motto of QSI Schools. Personal habits and the ability to interact successfully with others are deemed as valuable as the knowledge and competencies students learn. Success orientations are actively encouraged in virtually all areas of the school curriculum to make them a vital part of one’s life pattern. Evaluations of the success orientations are limited to situations within the jurisdiction of the school and are made by a consensus of the professional staff members. They are grouped under the headings of: Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Group Interaction, Aesthetic Appreciation, Kindness and Politeness, Independent Endeavor, and Concern for Others.
“No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.” – William Penn
“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” – Unknown
Kindness and Politeness
“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound.” – Goethe
Concern for Others
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Mother Teresa
“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” – Mother Teresa
“An effective group is much more that the sum of its parts.” – Britton Allen
“Man is a child of his environment.” Shinichi Suzuki
“To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.” – William Cobbett
“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without the first quality, you really want them to be dumb and lazy.” – Warren Buffet
If you have ventured into the main lobby, on the first floor of the school, you may have noticed the different Success Orientation recognition themes. Every year, the school chooses something different to publicly recognize and "catch" the students demonstrating acts of success.
Throughout the school year and on a daily basis, students are expected to work towards and demonstrate competence in the seven Success Orientations. The Success Orientations include Kindness/Politeness; Concern for Others; Aesthetic Appreciation; Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Group Interaction; and Independent Endeavor.