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Honor Code

Jacob Camden, '18, Honor Council Member

What makes ESA special is our community, and the defining feature of a community is its people. Honor is about your decisions. You are where honor really exists here. Your decisions and your character make this community, this world what it is... Remember that every decision you make molds your character. At ESA, we trust you enough to choose your own path regarding honor... The honor system at ESA is not about fear and pressure; it is about freedom and empowerment.


The ESA Honor Code

As a member of Episcopal School of Acadiana, I pledge that I will not lie, cheat, or steal or withhold information concerning those who do.

ESA's Honor Code provides the foundation for the principle values of our community: honor, trust, and respect.



List of 3 items.

  • Lower School

    The Lower School years are a time of introduction of the principles inherent in the Honor Code. Teachers and administrators present the idea of honor and demonstrate to students how to incorporate principles of honor into their interactions with teachers and with other students. Violations are handled in much the same way as other Lower School discipline issues – through discussion and as a time for learning and reflection.

  • Middle School

    In the Middle School, Honor Code violations are reviewed by the Middle School Head, who handles each offense in consultation with designated faculty. Students receive age-appropriate consequences, and are given plenty of opportunity to learn from their mistakes and to further their understanding of honor and ethics.

  • Upper School

    In the Upper School, elected and appointed student representatives serve on the Upper School Honor Council, alongside faculty members. The Honor Council has two purposes: judicial and educational. The Council will review and judge any case that comes before it concerning violations of the Honor Code. Recommendations will be made to the Head of the Upper School. Final appeal rests with the Headmaster. The Honor Council also discusses the Honor System at the beginning of the year at a student assembly and at other appropriate times to educate the student body about the processes and expectations of the system.

Episcopal School of Acadiana

Episcopal School of Acadiana is a private coeducational day school for students in grades PK3 through 12. Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor.
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