About the Upper School
Maclay is a college preparatory school. Our Upper School is committed to the unique combination of academic preparation, school and community involvement, and physical and social growth that equips students for the demands of college life. Our challenging curriculum meets or exceeds the recommended course of studies for most selective colleges and universities. The Maclay School faculty and staff are here to help students succeed at Maclay and beyond.
Maclay School has an Honor Code because years ago, a group of concerned students held meetings, examined Honors Codes from other schools and colleges, wrote the Maclay Honor Code, and planned the Honor Council. A few years after the Honor Code was implemented, in fall of 2000, at the suggestion of our Upper School student leaders, Maclay began a new tradition: signing the Book of Honor. In 2015, a group of students and faculty revised the Honor Code for a more simple meaning that all students, K-12, could understand and follow. Every September, a formal ceremony for Upper School students is held and all new students and teachers sign a roll book to indicate their participation in the Maclay Honor Code system. The Honor Roll Book has become a part of Maclay's tradition and is displayed in our library for future generations to see.