Courage Above All

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
— Maya Angelou
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities...because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
— Winston Churchill

At Buffalo Collegiate we believe that our PRIDE Values are essential traits for long-term success, but first and foremost, inspired by the words of Maya Angelou and Winston Churchill, we commit to “COURAGE ABOVE ALL” to ensure we live out our values every day.  

We are committed to developing and recognizing our PRIDE Values in all members of our school community, students and adults alike. These values frame our work as we nurture in our students the character traits necessary to excel in college and emerge as the next generation of ethical leaders.


We act thoughtfully, ethically, and fiercely in the face of adversity.


We tenaciously pursue our goals and dreams.


We maintain our sense of dignity and self-respect, and we treat others as we wish to be treated. We respect and love ourselves and are kind to and accepting of others.


We do the right thing even when no one is looking and encourage others to do so as well.

We are focused and optimistic. We avoid distractions and negativity.


We seek to understand the lives of others and engage in shared experiences that allow us to connect and share our journeys. We uplift our community.