The Leader in Me has received national recognition for its emphasis on developing leadership in elementary-age children. The philosophy is grounded in the belief that building cooperative relationships and nurturing responsibility, kindness and good judgment is the basis for creating a successful community of learners. By developing the whole child – socially, emotionally, academically and ethically – the OCLM program fosters a climate of principle-based values that develop personal leadership in every child.
The "7 Habits" of Dr. Stephen R. Covey, internationally renowned consultant and author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, are embedded in OCLMs culture, and they guide students, faculty and staff in building an effective leadership model. To further enhance the collaboration between school and parents, families are provided monthly seminars and training opportunities to learn and apply these 7 Habit principles to their own lives while helping to foster them in the lives of their children.