Developing the courage to nurture peace

At PBA, it's not enough we graduate young people ready to excel in college. We achieve this component of the school's mission each year, and our graduates succeed in institutions of higher learning across the U.S. and internationally. But we are also concerned that they direct their thinking, their words and their actions toward the ends of making peace in their communities. What that means – directing themselves towards the ends of making peace – varies from individual to individual according to the dictates their conscience, their personal experiences, and the historical and environmental inheritances that influence all of us. But that aspiration – to direct ourselves towards the ends of peace – is fundamental to PBA's mission.

Thoughts, words and actions that promote peace takes mindfulness, training, practice and not a small amount of courage. PBA's program is designed to give students and teachers – indeed all members of our educational community – opportunities to develop courage.

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Achieving our full human potential
We believe that interdependence is an existential fact, and that therefore, we must work to enhance the conditions of our interdependence so that each individual can pursue a life of happiness and fulfillment. As a school, we dedicate our programs to this end.

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AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
13
STUDENTS:TEACHER
6:1
STUDENT BODY
68

All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If we speak or act with pure thoughts, happiness follows us, like a shadow that never leaves us. –Dhammapada

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