Academics
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 where each student is known and valued for their own unique contributions to our community. More than words on a page, the Honor Code is in place as our foundation of trust, from each individual to another.
The Honor Code Assembly marks an important tradition of our Upper School community at Severn as we take time out to discuss the value of honor, which plays a crucial role in our school mission of challenging students to pursue excellence in character, conduct, and scholarship. 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.

— Upper School Head Bea Fuller

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.

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