Mission & Honor Code

Mission Goals

  • Students will develop an appreciation of diverse cultures.
  • Students will acquire the skills to be successful in college.
  • Students will develop empathy and emotional intelligence that help them understand others and build trusting relationships.
  • Students will develop habits of humility and prudence that induce self-criticism and self-correction.
  • Students will acquire skills to become independent thinkers by developing self-discipline and persistence and by learning to distinguish reliable and relevant information.
  • Students will experience the richness of Christianity through the rites and traditions of the Episcopal Church.
  • Students will learn the satisfaction of service to others.
  • Students will develop aesthetic appreciation and experience the pleasure of enjoying the arts.
  • Students will learn how to keep fit and gain the benefits of competition on the playing field.

Mission Values

As a member of the Christ Church Episcopal School community, I will not lie, cheat, or steal, and I will assume my obligation to encourage others to uphold this Honor Code.

A School That Has an Honor Code Honors Its Students.

A System of Honor is essential in order for members of a community to work together in an atmosphere of trust. When there is an individual breach of honor, not only the educational process but also the moral fiber of a school community is threatened. Living in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect is a privilege not to be violated and not to be taken for granted. 

A personal sense of honor ensures that a student can think for himself and share a sense of pride in his own work. Although it would be convenient and less complicated to concern ourselves solely with honor as it applies to academic work and testing, we must recognize that honorable conduct must pervade all of our actions and relationships with others. A student is accountable for his behavior first and foremost, and as a corollary, becomes a steward of the health of the school community. The student recognizes that it is in his best interest to guard jealously the safety and trust of that community. 

To promote personal honor and integrity, CCES students are expected to live by an Honor Code. In Grades 5 through 12, students are expected to understand the Honor Code and to pledge to adhere to it. In the Lower School, the principles of the Honor Code are emphasized, encouraged, and enforced at an appropriate level.
Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileged, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, scholarship or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.