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Honor Code and Traditions

In order to create an atmosphere of integrity and to reinforce the Episcopal Collegiate School motto of Respect, Reverence, and Responsibility, an Honor Code was enacted in the year 2003. The Honor Code fosters a sense of trust among the members of the community, thereby creating a better learning environment for all.

An Upper School Honor Council, elected by the Upper School student body, is responsible for setting an example of trust and educating the community about the Honor Code. The Honor Code and Honor Council promote integrity, not only on school grounds, but in everyday life as well.

The Honor Code is a vital and integral component of student life at Episcopal Collegiate School. The school's culture would not be as supportive and nurturing without the atmosphere of integrity created by the Honor Code.

Click here to view the Honor Council Handbook.


Ringing of the Bell . . . Convocation . . . Handshake Ceremony . . .Homecoming Tailgate . . . Spirit Week . . . Fall Festival . . . Class Day . . . Kindergarten/Senior Buddies . . . Advisory Olympics . . . The sense of community is strong at Episcopal Collegiate, almost palpable. That's because we have established traditions that bring our 790 individual students together — to greet each other, to learn about each other, to sing, and to celebrate, and to say goodbye. Some of our traditions happen once a year; some happen every day or every week. Below are some of our favorites.

2017 Class Day Honors

"I know that they have adults in their lives, on this campus, who have shifted their paths and helped them make the most of their natural abilities. That is the beauty of schools like ours and those stories are a source of tremendous pride for all of us," Class Day Address by Dr. David Perkinson, Head of School.

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Don't Limit Yourself Only to "Up"

As Episcopal marked the transition of students to higher grade levels, Father Leacock calls on students not to think of it as only moving up, but also inward, within, and outward. "Our movement ought not be a narrow climb, but an expansive movement to be in the world, to see and know and understand who our neighbors are beyond the boundaries of this campus, and to understand where our greatest passions and the world's deepest needs meet."

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Our First Day

"It's hard to imagine that senior year has started. Caroline has grown into a wonderful, educated young woman. I am so proud of her and her friends for the amazing adults they have become."

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