What is Amicitia?

 

What is Amicitia?

Our newest spirit shirt design features the theme for the 2021-22 school year: Friendship. The Latin word for friendship is amicitia. As in previous years, we use the Latin translation of this year's virtue on the t-shirts.

Watch the video to find out more about the Virtue for 2021-22.

 

"This year, as we focus on growing as good human beings in all ways, we're also going to specifically focus on the virtue of Friendship. Friendship is not restricted just to those that you choose to play with at recess or that you spend time with outside of school. We can and we should extend Friendship to all the people that we interact with on a daily basis, at home and here in our Monte Vista community. We engage in friendship with others when we enjoy activities together, when we put others above ourselves, and extend kindness and help, and also when we lead as good examples and show what virtuous behavior looks like[…] Our community should be one where everybody feels safe and where everybody is encouraged to be better and where everybody experiences kindness." — Monet Lessner, GHMVS Headmaster