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Leader in Me

Chestnut Hill Academy became an accredited Leader in Me School in 2010. By integrating the program into an already strong curriculum, our curriculum became even stronger. Adopting a common school-wide language helped change a ‘good’ school culture to a ‘great’ school culture. Integrating this language into organizational structures (professional learning, communities, building leadership team, etc.) has strengthened them considerably, and by infusing this new language into already strong instructional practices, those practices have become stronger. The Leader in Me process helps develop the essential life skills and characteristics staff and students need in order to thrive in the 21st century.

What is Leader in Me?

Leader in Me is a K–12 whole-school improvement model and process that helps educators and families collaborate together in developing students as life-ready leaders. As administrators and staff work to grow a leadership culture at school, parents/guardians can reinforce what is being taught at home with shared paradigms and principles. The result of a partnership between home and school will be students who are prepared for college, career, and life. Chestnut Hill Academy has been a Leader in Me school since 2009. 

Leader in Me Parent’s Guide

The Leader in Me Parent’s Guide is based on the timeless principles found in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Leader in Me. The introductory guide shares easy-to-understand ideas and activities, and a reading list to help you teach and model powerful 7 Habits principles to your children and/or teens at home. You can download all three below, along with some coloring pages and the LiM framework. 

Inspiring Greatness Video (Author Talk by Sean Covey) - Inspiring Greatness Video 


Leader in Me Parent's Guide

7 Habits of Families

7 Habits of Students

Leader in Me Family Paradigms

Family Mission Statement

Bingo Card

Community Volunteerism

Goal Setting Conference Follow Up


7 Habits of Successful Families

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The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

Habit 1:

Be Proactive - You’re in Charge

Habit 2:

Begin with the End in Mind - Have a Plan

Habit 3:

Put First Things First - Work First, Then Play

Habit 4:

Think Win Win - Everyone Can Win

Habit 5:

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood - Listen Before You Talk

Habit 6:

Synergize - Together Is Better

Habit 7:

Sharpen The Saw - Balance Feels Best 


The annual Measurable Results Assessment (MRA) helps us determine the impact the 7 Habits and the Leader in Me is having on our school community.  Here is a link to the survey. The deadline to complete the survey is June 4th. One entry per family please. Once you have completed the survey, please fill out and return the form sent home in your child’s Friday Folder last week. Click here for an extra copy.