Upper School | Gr. 9-12

Honor Code

Our Foundation of Trust

We believe in character-driven education and academic excellence fostered by a supportive community that values the dignity, self-worth, and the potential of each individual. Students are expected to behave in a manner that contributes positively to the community as outlined in our school handbook. We cultivate a culture of mutual respect where each student is known and valued for their unique contributions to our community. 
The Honor Code Assembly marks an important tradition of our Upper School community. Signing the Honor Book is your public commitment to uphold the Honor Code, to live by the Honor Code, and to be part of the Severn Upper School community."
— Dean of Students Mr. Marc Buckley

By Our Students, For Our Students

Severn’s Honor Code is written for the students, by the students, and with the goal of not only maintaining, but strengthening trust within the community. At Severn we value trust as a vital component to a student’s growth and maturation. The Honor Code presents the students’ unified thought that a strong community relies on respect for work, property, and one another. Therefore, as students, we pledge not to lie, cheat, or steal.

The Honor Code was established to create and maintain a culture of trust in the Upper School. At the beginning of each school year in a solemn assembly, all new faculty and students new to the Upper School came forward in a solemn ritual to sign the Honor Code book. 

In addition to signing the Honor Book, each student further pledges via his/her signature on all quizzes, tests, and papers, that they understand and have upheld Severn’s Honor Code. More than words on a page, the Honor Code is in place as our foundation of trust, from each individual to another.

The Honor Pledge

We the members of the Severn community vow to uphold the integrity of the Honor Code which states that we will not lie, cheat or steal nor neglect the actions of our peers who choose to do so. We will treat ourselves, our peers and our community with the utmost respect.

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146