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Our Values

Integrity

This is the foundation of everything that we do. We approach every decision that we make based on sound moral and ethical standards. Integrity is the foundation on which we build trust in our relationships with each other, with students, with the Drexel community and all constituents. Honesty and trust are central to integrity.

Excellence

We strive for excellence in everything that we do. We will always do our best – understanding the difference between achieving perfection –which can stifle action – and achieving our best – which inspires action.

Optimism

We look at the world with a positive outlook and open mind; viewing the good in situations and people first. The Close School environment is encouraging and affirmative. Laughter fills our halls.

Resilience

This is the hallmark of the entrepreneur and captures the basic value proposition of the Close School – when life doesn’t go your way, imagine the options and move forward.

Curiosity

Innovation is fueled by curiosity. Leading with curiosity enables inspiration and creativity.

Community

We embrace the power of collaboration, friendship, and teamwork. Respect for everyone underpins our community.