Middle School | Gr. 6-8

Valuing & Supporting Students

We Value Character

We Value
Civility and character are central to our mission at Severn School and to support that, we set clear expectations for our Middle School students. Our students are expected to behave according to the rules, policies, and standards outlined in the School Handbook, according to normally accepted standards of behavior, and in a manner that contributes positively to the community.

Honor Code

Severn's major school rules are based upon integrity, respect, and personal responsibility. Students are expected to treat others as they would wish to be treated, as civility is central to the School's mission. In accordance with Severn’s mission statement, students in the Middle School are expected to pursue excellence in character, conduct, and scholarship. This applies to all facets of student life in the Middle School. A strong community relies on respect for work, property, and one another. Our expectation is that Middle School students will not give or receive help on assignments unless permitted by their teacher and will not copy work from another student or other source and present it as their own. Middle School students are expected to be honest and trustworthy and are expected not to lie, cheat or steal.

Student of the Month

The Middle School Student of the Month program recognizes middle school students who demonstrate behaviors that directly reflect four major themes of Severn’s mission. The four major themes are:
  •      CHARACTER
  •      CONDUCT
  •      LEADERSHIP 
  •      SERVICE
Faculty and staff each may nominate up to two students per month who are found to be demonstrating these themes both inside and outside of the classroom. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge positive contributions to the Severn community by a student. Students are recognized publicly and are given a special maroon wristband to wear that reads "Student of the Month."

Dress Code

The dress code in the Middle School is just one example of the high standards we expect from our students. The dress code lists examples of clothes that students may wear to school.

The goals of the Middle School dress code are as follows:
  • Help students distinguish between dress for school and dress for informal activities
  • Prevent competition over clothing
  • Decrease the time spent pondering over what one should wear
  • Decrease the time spent on enforcement of the dress code in order to concentrate on the core matters of learning and teaching
  • Provide neat and comfortable student dress options
  • Increase pride in appearance and in Severn School
  • Promote modesty in appearance (school clothing is expected to fit and to be worn appropriately - at the discretion of the Middle School faculty and Middle School Head)

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