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Portrait of a Graduate

Core Values 

Because the Portrait of a Graduate work yielded such a rich array of data and feedback, the committee also identified five core values that we attempt to inculcate and that our students and graduates routinely demonstrate. These core values are courage, curiosity, respect, resilience, and integrity. The core values reflect some of the critical conversations that our community has had in recent years around mental health, inclusion, academic dishonesty, disciplinary events, the wide variety of emotional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the deep history of excellence at our school. Simultaneously, the student council developed an honor code with support from Ashley Satterthwaite, Assistant Head of  School and Upper School Head. It reads as follows: As a Griffin, I choose to respect others and act with integrity because I value the trust of the community. The congruence between the core values and the honor code let us know that we were on the right track.