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. Each fall, students and faculty recite the Honor Code at Assembly. Students sign their acknowledgement of their agreement with the 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 Board is a peer review group composed of faculty and students. Appointed by the Dean of Students and Dean of Academics the Honor Board consists of two faculty members and three students – one 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.
The Dean of Students and/or the Head of School may at his/her discretion decide to refer an infraction to the Honor Board. If it is determined that the case does not, or should not, go to the Honor Board, the Dean of Students will meet with the student notify and his/her advisor.