Our Honor Code
As a member of the Trinity Episcopal School community, I pledge to:
- Be responsible for my actions
- Always do my best as an individual and as part of a team
- Respect the uniqueness and gifts of others
- Practice kindness and consideration
- Celebrate the joyful, beautiful and enduring
- Not lie, cheat or steal
I will follow this Honor Code, and I will help others do the same as ambassadors of God’s grace and everlasting love.
The Honor Pledge
In 2012, the middle school adopted a more formal honor pledge that sets expectations creating a community of integrity during the middle school years. The pledge states,
"As a child of God, I pledge that I have not cheated by giving or receiving help on this work, including plagiarizing. Moreover, I am unaware of any violation of this pledge by other students."
The Honor Council
A group of honor council members who are elected by their grade level peers in Middle School are responsible for encouraging integrity, for creating a community of trust that is core to our academic community and in life, and for holding fellow students to the expectations set out in the pledge.
“Trinity’s Honor Code has absolutely stayed with me. Having the opportunity to not only live by, but help articulate the Honor Code at such a young age, instilled within me a strong sense of honor and integrity through my time in high school at St. Andrew’s School (DE) and in college at University of Virginia and now as a teacher.”
– Pemberton Heath, Class of 2004