About Our SchoolTHE PURPOSE OF THIS HANDBOOK
This Student-Parent Handbook was developed to answer many of the commonly asked questions that you and your parents may have during the school year. Because the Handbook contains information about student rights and responsibilities, parents and students are responsible for knowing its contents. Please take the time to become familiar with the following information and keep this Handbook available for your use. It can be a valuable reference during the school year and a means to avoid confusion and misunderstandings when questions arise.
The school reserves the right to interpret the content of this Handbook, including the rules and regulations governing the academic and non-academic conduct of students. This Handbook is not a contract, nor is it intended to be so construed. Our school reserves the right to modify and/or amend the content of this Handbook at any time during the year. If any written modification or amendment is made to this Handbook, a copy of such modification or amendment will be distributed to students and parents.
If you have any questions about the Handbook or any of its policies, please contact the principal’s office.
This Handbook is designed to be shared by students and parents together. It is our hope that a careful understanding of the enclosed material will lead to a rewarding and successful school year for all members of the Bolles community.
THE BOLLES SCHOOL VALUES STATEMENT
The Bolles Community strives to reflect in each of our lives respect for the individual. We embrace this philosophy and teach our students that a civilized culture (all that is truly great in human life – in art, in music, in literature, in science, and in technology) represents the achievements of honest, thoughtful, and often highly learned individuals. The sharing of ideas, ideals, and accomplishments with one another brings mutual respect and often mutual advantage. The success of such people develops highly desirable personal values such as generosity, honesty, hard work, sharing attitudes, high ethical standards, and pride in community.
These values reflect our philosophy of moral growth:
• Respect for the property and opinions of others
• Responsibility for our actions
• Hard Work to achieve mental and physical excellence
• Concern for Others, especially for those less fortunate
• Pride in our community
Our Lower School Motto is recited each morning:
“I promise to show respect for myself and others and to be responsible for my actions, my words, and my work.”
HONOR CODE: The Honor System is based upon, but not limited to, our Honor Code that states: "I will maintain my self-respect and respect others. I will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do." Violation of the Honor Code can be grounds for dismissal from the School.
THE BOLLES WAY: Pursuing excellence through courage, integrity and compassion.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: The Bolles School admits students of any race, color, gender and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally available to students at the School. It does not discriminate in administering educational policies or other school programs. This School is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.