Honor Code

“A student is not to lie, cheat, or steal.”

Elegantly simple, the Honor Code of St. Anne’s-Belfield School lays the foundation for the growth of moral character. Rich in tradition, it has roots in both of its founding schools. St. Anne’s School instilled into its young women that “Honor is excellence in character, integrity and uprightness.” Similarly, Belfield School taught its young men that “If you can honestly say to yourself in any situation, ‘To the best of my knowledge, I have acted honorably and there is no trace of deceit in what I have done,’ then you need never be concerned that you are falling short of what the school expects.”

At every grade level, our School fosters each student’s understanding of, and commitment to, ethical behavior. In the Learning Village, we seek to educate our students about honor, helping them to understand that respect and empathy for self and others encourages not only honorable behavior but also strong character. Furthermore, honorable behavior creates a School community of trust.

For students in Learning Village Grades K - 4, the Head of the Learning Village addresses Honor Code violations; the Dean of Students for Learning Village Grades 5 - 8 evaluates cases the for older students. Once in the Upper School, violations of the Honor Code are reviewed by the Honor Council, which is composed of ten students elected by their peers: a boy and girl from each grade, as well as two boarding representatives. The Faculty Advisor to the Honor Council guides the Council members through every step of an honor investigation and works with teachers to encourage honorable academic behavior.


2020 - 2021 Honor Council

Senior Representatives: Sophie Martin & Jago Gould
Junior Representatives: Mary Holland Mason & Tyler Brown
Sophomore Representatives: Alexa Verghese & Kalani Massie
Residential Life Representative: Maggie Sun & Zack Nguyen