LTS Honor Code
“We are honor bound to display the utmost respect for ourselves, each other, and our resources in a manner that fosters in us a desire and capacity for exceptional growth and learning. We will not lie, cheat or steal in any form nor will we endure the faltering of those who do. We will strive to improve the Long Trail School environment by continually building upon our personal integrity and encouraging it in others, thus promoting a more distinguished and harmonious community.”
The Honor Code is an important guiding principle of the Long Trail community. Developed by the Student Council, the Code outlines the conduct expectations that the community has for each member. To serve as a constant reminder, the Code is painted on the wall of the Whalen Common Room, a main gathering area on campus. Each fall, students and faculty recite the Honor Code at Assembly and new students sign their name to acknowledge their agreement with the Code.
A Director of Student Life and/or the Head of School may at his/her discretion decide to refer an infraction to the Honor Board.
The Honor Board is a trained judicial review group composed of faculty, staff and students. Four faculty or staff members are elected by their peers for each school year. Five student members include the president and vice president of the Student Council and one elected student from the 10th, 11th and 12th grades. The Honor Board makes recommendations to the Head of School, who has final decision on all disciplinary matters.