Responsible Use of Freedom
Freedom is a vital component of the atmosphere and overall tone of the education at Magnolia School. Freedom is necessary not only to develop authentic moral virtues, but also for authentic intellectual habits, since good behavior should not merely consist of exterior manners that please adults, but should connect with the interior, the heart of the person who truly desires to do good things.
Similarly, learning is not a game of grades and getting ahead, but should involve genuine interest, wonder, and a search for truth and beauty. Along with freedom, the girls are given an emphasis on the personal responsibility inherent in true freedom.