Honor, trust and respect are values that lie at the heart of St. George’s School. Creating a healthy moral climate is a task that faces every generation of student, faculty and staff. In a complex world, we inevitably confront situations that challenge our integrity. Recognizing these challenges, St. George’s seeks to help students develop clear values and practice a strong code of ethics.
The school’s Honor Code encompasses all aspects of school and student life. Honor, as defined by this code, pertains not only to academic integrity, but also to individual behavior, including personal honesty and respect for other people and property.
The Honor Code is not intended to delineate all possible infractions, but rather, to help foster a climate of humility, kindness, trust and respect on which all members of the community may rely.
To this end, St. George’s School expects all members of the community to act honorably, and to encourage others to act honorably.
Every academic year at St. George’s begins with the Honor Code Chapel Ceremony during which our student leaders enter their signatures into the Honor Book. Each form gathers separately to talk about the meaning of the Pledge and to sign the Honor Book, thereby making a symbolic commitment to create an inclusive learning environment marked by honor, trust, kindness, humility and respect on the Hilltop.
I pledge to be truthful in my words and honorable in my actions.
I pledge to treat respectfully the person, reputation and property of all members of the community and our surroundings.
I pledge that for any academic work, all work is my own and that I have upheld the spirit and expectations of Academic Integrity.