「克明峻德」(Being able to manifest one's highest morality)
The school motto, "Being able to manifest one's highest morality", is derived from the Canon of Yao, the Classic of History. The statement can also be found in the Classic of Rites and the Great Learning.
"Being able to manifest one's highest morality" is a teaching which encourages people to manifest their own intuitive ability in scrutinizing the morally right from the wrong. In Confucianism, every person possesses this intuitive ability. Since this intuitive ability is often blinded by selfishness, Confucius and his followers encourage us to transform our selfishness by moral cultivation, through which one can realize the normative ideal of perfect selfhood.