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Mission & Honor Code

Mission Values

Students leave Christ Church Episcopal School with a strong respect for and understanding of our mission values.

Character: A CCES student is a person of character. They live out our mission and honor pledge in word and deed and work diligently to choose the harder right over the easier wrong.

Community: A CCES student is part of a community that engages others with mutual respect, embraces and honors differences, and builds a sense of belonging. As an Episcopal School our baptismal covenant calls upon every community member “to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”

Excellence: A CCES student strives for excellence in all they do. On the field, on the stage, in the classroom, and everywhere in between is an opportunity to set the bar high and continuously grow.

Service: A CCES student understands their role in changing the world around them. Through a variety of experiences, they develop a deep responsibility for caring for themselves, caring for others, and caring for the environment.

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.

honor code

As a member of the Christ Church Episcopal School community, I will respect the worth and dignity of all people as well as their ideas, work, and property. I will not lie, cheat, or steal. I will encourage others to uphold this Honor Code.
 

Why does CCES value the Honor Code?

As members of an Episcopal community, we honor and respect the worth and dignity of all people. We are a community committed to living out these values and growing in integrity together. The Honor Code is integral to our mission goals, our mission values, and our Episcopal identity.

What is the purpose of the Honor Code?

The purpose of the Honor Code is to encourage respect, trust, and cooperation among all members of the CCES community. Students are accountable for their own behavior and are stewards of the honor and integrity of the school community. We uphold the Honor Code because we believe that honorable behavior is essential to academic integrity and the foundation for character development in all areas of our lives.

How do we demonstrate our commitment to the Honor Code?

We demonstrate a commitment to the Honor Code by striving to live every day with honor and integrity. In Grades 5 through 12, students are expected to understand and adhere to the Honor Code. Students and faculty pledge their commitment to the Honor Code annually during our Honor Chapel services. In the Lower School, the principles of the Honor Code are emphasized, taught, encouraged, and enforced at a developmentally 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.