The Honor Code is an important part of what we value at Maclay School. Guidance uses the Honor Code - Honorable, Respectful, Accountable, as the backbone of its programs, curriculum, and events. 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 which students wrote at the end of each test declaring their work was honest and complete.
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.