The lighthouse is our symbol of principle-centered guidance to peace and safety in a world choked with contradictory messages, hidden moral dangers and storms of adversity.
Lighthouses are normally built to tower above a dangerous and rocky shoreline. The light from the lighthouse guides sailors caught in the midst of storms past rocky dangers safely to shore.
The lighthouses of old required constant care and were often tended by a lone lighthouse keeper. This keeper had to frequently fill the oil, trim the wick, and wash the sea salt from the glass windows and reflector. The keeper stood watch day and night and during times of storm for boats and ships in danger of crashing on the rocks. Sailors and captains of boats anxiously strained through rough seas and wind for the guiding light of the lighthouse and keeper.
The same holds true for us. We are in times of hidden moral dangers, ferocious winds, and waves of moral confusion. There are principle-centered lighthouses and keepers all around us as well as false ones. The lighthouse of Paideia strives to guide our scholars, educators, staff, administrators, and families to follow principle-centered lighthouses and become principle-centered keepers of lighthouses guiding others to peace and safety.