Upper School Honor Code
During the 20-21 school year, the Upper School student council revised the traditional Honor Code. Based on feedback from the entire community, they updated the pledge to better reflect our values as a school with a focus on respect, empathy, and belonging, in addition to our commitment to personal and academic integrity. The resulting Community and Academic Codes represent our unified belief that a strong community is built on a foundation of trust, compassion, and respect for one another.
The Community Code:
We, the members of the Severn community, value respect, empathy, and trust. To uphold these virtues we strive to regard others with civility, foster an environment of belonging, and exhibit character of unquestionable integrity.
The Academic Code:
As a Severn student, I pledge to value the genuine academic achievements of my peers and of myself, be accountable for my actions, and preserve the integrity of our academic system.
Middle School Honor Code
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 to be honest and trustworthy and are expected not to lie, cheat or steal.