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Honor Code

The Brighton School Honor Code

As a student at The Brighton School, I pledge not to lie, cheat, or steal.


Words, Actions, Thoughts, Character, Habits

This anagram is meant to highlight our mission to cultivate a school community which helps its students build a foundation of moral and ethical character and intellect. We support our students in developing productive habits in their thoughts, words, and actions which develop the strength of character necessary for thoughtful lives of purpose and service.

A modern version of the New Testament translates the passage from II Timothy “But WATCH thou in all things” to “But you, keep your head in all situations.” This expectation of thoughtful behavior in every situation, coupled with the Golden Rule “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,” sums up Brighton’s standard for members of the School community.

List of 3 items.

  • Be Truthful

    Be truthful in every situation, both with yourself and with others—in academics, in relationships, in work settings—wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
    • Make observing the Honor Code a daily priority.
  • Respect Yourself and Others

    Respect yourself and others in every situation. Show kindness and understanding in the way you treat others, and do not involve yourself in actions that are demeaning to you or anyone else.
    • Model courteous and respectful behavior in all areas of school life. Our behavior in all venues including the classroom, athletics, and programs should reflect the best of our School. 
    • Drive carefully on campus and respect carpool and parking rules. Regardless of how busy or behind schedule you are, remember to obey the rules that enable us to function safely and efficiently in this area.
    • Respect the rules about technology use on campus. Don’t use computers, cell phones, iPods, iPads, or other digital devices in violation of School policies.
  • Be Responsible

    Be responsible in all your thoughts, words, and deeds. Approach every commitment with a good attitude and a will to do your best, and actively look for ways that you can serve others. When something goes wrong, don’t blame others, but take the initiative to make it right.
    • Be where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there. Be on time for classes, meetings, and other events, and don’t leave campus or go to the parking lot without permission from the office.
    • Be responsible in your on and off campus behavior. It is a privilege to be part of the Brighton community, and student behavior on and off campus should model the principles of the School. If the School deems that improper behavior by a student whether during School related or non-School related activities is damaging to the welfare of Brighton students, the standards of the School, or its reputation within the community, Brighton reserves the right to take serious disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal.
    • Understand that certain things are absolutely forbidden at school. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons, harassment, threats/violent behavior, or any other illegal activity is not tolerated at School, and any student involved with these items or in these types of activities may be dismissed.
May our WORDS be full of truth and kindness,
our ACTIONS gracious and honorable,
our THOUGHTS unselfish and charitable,
our CHARACTER noble and upright,
and our HABITS virtuous,
that our school family may grow in faith, honor, and knowledge,
as we WATCH together in all things.