Character & Leadership

Character Development & Student Leadership

Contributing to the development of minds, character, and values, our leadership opportunities allow students to understand their capacity as leaders and to develop and demonstrate those skills at the various grade levels.

Standing for Character

Montcrest’s Standing for Character initiative helps ensure that our shared values are infused into the curricular and co-curricular programs of our school and are visible in the actions and interactions of all members of our community. Character development enhances self-actualization, confidence, social and emotional well-being, and ultimately creates productive citizens of the world.

Standing for Character intentionally cultivates the development of respect, integrity, compassion, courage and curiosity in the members of our community, so they may foster a conscious, lifelong commitment to themselves, others, and the Earth.


Students in our Peacemakers program receive training in peer mediation and conflict resolution and use these skills on recess duty in the primary playground. Younger children can seek out the help of Peacemakers to get support in attempting to solve problems without adult intervention, although teachers are there to step in if needed. As a Peacemaker, children learn the ways of equity, fairness, and social justice. Children learn that peacemaking starts and ends with discussion.

Student Leadership Program

We believe that every student has the capacity for leadership. Students in every division are offered a variety of opportunities to participate in leadership roles. These include community outreach, being buddies to prospective, new and younger students, learning buddies, game referees, peacemakers, student ambassadors, and peer tutors. Leadership opportunities grow and develop as children move through the grades. Our Grade 7 and 8 students additionally have the opportunity to choose a specific leadership role such as:

Announcements Captains Assembly Captains Eco Team Captains
GSA Captains House Captains Innovation / Inclusion Captains
Outreach Captains Social Captains Maker Space Captains
Marketing & Communications Captains
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