John Winthrop Wright (1913-1996) founded The School for Ethical Education (SEE) in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) school. Mr. Wright was also the chairman and CEO of Wright Investors’ Service, a privately held, international investment management and advisory firm in Bridgeport, CT. Wright Investors' has relocated their offices to Shelton, Connecticut. Mr. Wright’s timely founding of SEE before his passing in 1996 coincided with the education reform movement’s recognition of positive student character as critical to the success of any academic program.
Positive character development is integrated into the goals of all SEE activities. Mr. Wright’s vision for school improvement focused on expanding opportunities for teachers and students to learn how ethics in action creates character. This phrase became the school’s motto and recognizes the power of positive ethics in the creation of character. The core ethical concepts Mr. Wright desired to promote include: fairness, respect, responsibility, caring, justice, honesty, courtesy, citizenship, and the principles of the Golden Rule. SEE currently provides programs, courses and workshops for teachers, parents, and students to advance ethical behavior and positive character in schools and communities.