Our notion of discipline is founded upon the school's basis of trust and its commitment to freedom with responsibility. The Standards Committee, composed of student-elected representatives from grades 9-12 and volunteer faculty members, works collectively with those students referred to Standards by a teacher, administrator or peer for disciplinary reasons. The committee determines the nature of the infraction and makes recommendations regarding appropriate disciplinary action to the Division Director. (Middle School students are not sent to Standards as the Middle School has their own disciplinary guidelines in place.) Less serious disciplinary issues in the Upper School are handled directly by divisional leadership, while major violations (those with potential grounds for suspension or dismissal) are handled by a Discipline Review Committee convened by the Head of School.
Students are elected to Standards by their peers; two students each in grades 9 and 10 serve, three students each in grades 11 and 12 serve, and openings are filled at the beginning of each year as terms are completed.