Our Culture Weeks are an opportunity for our whole school to come together around the foundational habits that we all share, and that make Great Hearts Irving unique—the virtues. The goal of our Culture Weeks is for our students and faculty to join together once a quarter with their House members across all grade levels, and wonder together about one of the virtues and how we can strive to exemplify that virtue in our lives at school and beyond.
Each Culture Week begins with all students and faculty reading a short text together and taking in a common, short lesson. On Thursday, each House gathers to discuss what was learned from the text. To celebrate our shared noble pursuit, on Friday, we end the week with games! The winner of these games enjoys the glory of seeing their House’s flag hung from the main stairwell, for all to see.
The 2022-2023 school year’s themes for our Culture Weeks focus on attributes of the virtue of friendship. The first quarter focused on truth and the second quarter theme is loyalty.