Student Government provides activities for the social life of the School. Lower and Middle School students may volunteer to participate in student government as long as students and parents agree to the commitment in writing. Students are promoted to leadership positions based on the amount of time and work they have dedicated to the program. The student government is overseen by the Head of Student Life and led by a faculty members who support the students with planning and management throughout the school year. Events include Game Nights, Dances, Coffee Houses, bake sales, and Spirit Weeks.
In the Upper School, open campaigns and elections are held in the spring every year. Upper School student government is student driven, and is advised by faculty chairs and the Head of Student Life. Duties include running campus meetings, promoting school spirit, and producing campus and social events established by school leadership.
The goal of the Councils is to promote, educate and enforce the Honor Code, which is an agreement that is rooted in the pillar of Integrity. ALL students and Staculty sign the Honor Code together at the beginning of the year. The Honor Code states clearly that students will produce and create their own content and that they will not cheat or plagiarize.
If there is an Honor Code violation for grades 3 - 5, then Grade Level Team Leader and Head of Student Life will handle the situation. The process is different for older students. There are Honor Council committees for grades 4-8 and grades 9-12. All student members are nominated by their teachers and elected by their peers to uphold the Honor Code and to assist in the decision making process if the Honor Code is broken. Each council reviews cases and works with the Head of Academics and Head of Student Life to determine the appropriate course of action (please see Discipline Policy).
The Upper School student prefecture exists to foster, reward and recognize those students who have assumed extraordinary responsibility for the school community, to encourage leadership and service, and to promote academic and intellectual curiosity. Prefects are in grades 10-12 and are an important channel of communication between the student body and school Leadership. Students are nominated by the Upper School faculty and chosen by the Heads of Student Life and Academics.