In Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, ESA students serve in leadership roles. In the Lower School, students plan and lead Chapel presentations, operate the school post office, plan class trips and coordinate community service activities. In Middle and Upper Schools, after creative campaigns, students are chosen by their peers to represent them either as class officers or as members of the Student Council, Honor Council and Discipline Council.
In the Middle School, class officers plan class meetings, skits and activities, organize dances and communicate with classmates and faculty advisors. The Middle School Student Council acts as the voice of the student body and promotes cooperation between the student body and the faculty. Members develop leadership skills as they work each year on service projects such as can drives and fundraisers for local charities, the Inaugural Ball and spirit activities such as the Mardi Gras Parade. The Honor Representatives takes a leadership role in educating Middle School students about the school’s Honor Code.
In Upper School, students assume additional responsibilities. Class officers help advisors organize trips and build unity as they work toward the major tasks of planning prom as juniors and raising funds for the class trip to Europe as seniors. In addition to serving as the voice of the student body, the Upper School Student Council coordinates Winter Formal, the Mardi Gras celebration, service projects and Upper School elections. The Honor Council, composed of elected and appointed student members from each class and faculty representatives, hears infractions of the Honor Code by Upper School students. The Discipline Council, also composed of students and faculty, investigates and reviews serious infractions of the Code of Conduct. Students play an important role as they work closely with faculty and administration to make decisions and plan activities that impact the life of the school.