The Hill School Honor Code

Students are strongly encouraged to lead by personally reinforcing the values embodied in The Hill School Honor Code. The Hill School Honor Code was conceived by students to promote an environment of mutual trust and respect. We believe that students should uphold the principles of truth, honor, and integrity in all of their intellectual, athletic, and social pursuits. This belief is based on the notion that every student is a responsible individual with an inherent desire to be an honorable person. This responsibility includes a student’s duty to oneself and others to sustain a system of moral values, even in the face of adversity, surely a sign of true leadership.

Our word is an expression of the strength of our character. We respect the property of others as we respect our own. Our academic work is an honest expression of our ability.

The origin of the Honor Code can be traced to the School's motto, "Whatsoever Things Are True." This phrase has been at the heart of The Hill's philosophy since its founding in 1851.

At the beginning of each school year, The Honor Council holds a ceremony where all Hill School students and faculty sign the Honor Code.

An honor pledge also accompanies each paper or test, at the discretion of each teacher. The pledge simply states, On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received unpermitted aid during this test, paper, assignment, or examination.