The Leader In Me is a program based upon proven leadership principles found in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey. Building upon these enduring habits, the program teaches essential life skills and strengthens characteristics of successful leadership, providing students with relevant tools and self-confidence to be prepared to meet future challenges and endeavors.
The Leader in Me is integrated into the school's core curriculum, common language, and in everything we do. As part of the school's culture, it helps establish an atmosphere that promotes leadership, communication, respect, time management, self-discipline, and self reliance.
Mountainville Academy has been designated as a Lighthouse School, an honor given to schools that have participated in the multi-year process of implementing the Leader in Me program, achieved specific goals and results, and are models of excellence for other schools. Mountainville Academy is the first Lighthouse School in Utah, the 14th Lighthouse School in the World, and the first K-9 school in the world.