What is The Leader In Me?
“Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader In Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy.” (
A Common Language: The 7 Habits
“When everyone – teachers, students, and parents – begin using the same language, you get a compound-interest effect that is truly amazing. The 7 Habits create that common language. For example, what a difference it makes when everyone knows what it means to ‘put first things first’ or to ‘seek first to understand’ or to ‘be proactive.’ Leader In Me Schools often find their students using the language among themselves and with their parents: ‘I need to put first things first and do my homework before I play’…” (
What does this mean at La Costa Heights?
We teach every child the 7 Habits and support our students practicing and engaging in the habits on a daily basis. There are core paradigms that we believe for every child. These paradigms support us reaching for the stars for every single child and believing to our core that we are setting our students up to be leaders for their entire lives.


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What is Leadership Day?
This is a day our students host annually where we celebrate the leadership that happens across our campus and within our classrooms. Students are enthusiastic participants as it is their time to shine as the hosts for the day. Families and community members are all invited to come to this event, typically held on a Friday in the Spring.
How can I learn more?
At school we have copies of these books available for our parents to borrow at any time. Just stop by the office! You are also encouraged to talk to your child’s teacher about how The Leader in Me is implemented in your child’s classroom.