Reutter Named 2021 State School of Character!

Reutter Named 2021 State School of Character
Posted on 01/25/2021
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Reutter School has been named as a 2021 State School of Character!

The Caroline L. Reutter School is extremely proud to announce that it has regained recognition as a New Jersey State School of Character.  Reutter School is one of only two Gloucester County Schools to earn the distinction this school year and the second time in the past eight years that Reutter School has earned State School of Character recognition., a national advocate and leader for character, today designated 76 schools and 1 district as State Schools of Character for 2021. In addition, is recognizing 2 international schools in Brazil and Mexico as Schools of Character. Since its inception,’s Schools of Character program has positively impacted nearly 3 million students, staff, parents, and other community members. Each year, certifies schools and districts at the state level that  demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development which has a positive effect on academic  achievement, student behavior, and school climate. Schools and districts announced today will be considered  for’s highest distinction: National School of Character.

"We are pleased to announce today the 2021 State Schools and Districts of Character," said Dr. Arthur Schwartz,’s President. "We congratulate these schools on achieving State School of Character designation in a year filled with so many challenges. The educators and parents at these schools work  together to ensure that every child understands, cares about, and consistently practices the core values that  form the heart of each family and school. We are honored to recognize their efforts and share their inspiring  work with schools and school districts throughout the United States and internationally.” 

To learn more about the schools chosen today and those in the midst of their 5-year certification as State  Schools of Character, please visit Criteria for selection are based on’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character which includes providing  students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership, and engaging families and  communities as partners in the character-building effort. 
Founded in 1993, is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. We work with schools, families, workplaces, and communities to educate, inspire, and empower  people of all ages to be ethical and compassionate citizens. Our 11 Principles for Schools is a comprehensive framework that helps schools and school districts improve academic achievement, student behavior, and overall positive school climate.