The Honor Code & Statement of Community

  • hc In 2000, a group of student leaders came up with the idea of creating an Honor Code for Maclay.  After meeting with faculty and administration and researching Honor Codes from other schools and colleges, the Maclay Honor Code was instituted into the Upper School.

    In 2015, a group of students and faculty revised the Honor Code to carry a more straightforward meaning that all students, K-12, could understand and follow.  Each September, the traditional formal ceremony for Upper School students is held, and all new students and new teachers sign a roll book to indicate their participation in the Maclay Honor Code system. The Honor Code Book has become a part of Maclay's tradition and is displayed in our library for future generations to see.   

    Statement of Community 

    As a member of the Maclay School community, I will maintain my honor and integrity at all times by creating and upholding an atmosphere of trust, respect, kindness, and consideration for all members of the school and the wider community.  All constituencies that make up our community - trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni - should respect, support, defend, cooperate with, speak well of each other and Maclay School, and place the best interests of the institution first.