Crossroads must be a safe place physically, emotionally, and intellectually for everyone. To that end, our touchstone states “Strong Minds, Kind Hearts.”
Our behavioral expectations are based on our touchstone.
- Academic integrity is expected at all times.
- Personal and School property are to be respected.
- Respect for others is expected.
- Possession of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and substances normally forbidden to minors is prohibited.
It is expected that students will seek to work within the framework of our touchstone for it is in keeping with our mission and based on the tenets of the Core Virtues Program. Expectations for student behavior are clear, consistent, and appropriate to the age of the student. In the event of a disciplinary concern, parents will be notified. Faculty and, when necessary, administration will work with parents and students to assure that disciplinary actions are thoughtfully handled with a focus on student learning, logical consequences, and making amends. We expect that parents will support the School in its commitment to mission-driven behavioral expectations. Suspension, probation, in-house suspension, or expulsion from the School will be done at the sole discretion of the Head of School.
The School reserves the right to raise at any school meeting, or in any student or parent communication, any issue of discipline regarding a student or students for the purpose of furthering the educational and learning experience of students, and furthering the overall well-being of our students and greater school community. As well, the School reserves the right to inspect a student’s locker or any item in his or her possession, such as a backpack, cell phone, camera, laptop, etc. and confiscate such items if there is suspicion of wrongdoing or potential for harm to the student or others.