Mission, Founding Tenets, Honor Code, and Educational Goals
The Founding Tenets
The Founding Tenets of the Episcopal School of Dallas were created simultaneously with the original Mission Statement. These Tenets provide the structure that enables the faculty, staff, and students to work and study in a faith-centered environment.
Nurturing a spiritual relationship with God through the use of the Book of Common Prayer within the context of a pluralistic and diverse student and faculty population.
Experiencing mutual trust, respect, and honor while preserving individual identity, uniqueness of thought and personality.
ETHICAL DECISION MAKING
Preparing students for actions which promote the common good through the study of religious and moral paradigms of history and contemporary thought.
Actualizing the advancement of the common good through acts of mercy and renewal here and within the larger community. Daily worship, experiences in community, and studies in ethical decision making prepare members of this community for service to others, the highest manifestation of God’s presence in our lives.
Episcopal School of Dallas is a community based on honor, trust, and respect. All members of the community are expected to conduct themselves in a thoughtful, responsible manner. The Honor Code commits students to maintain a quality of community life from which all members can benefit.
ON MY HONOR I WILL DO MY BEST TO TREAT OTHERS AS I WOULD
WANT TO BE TREATED. THIS MEANS I WILL NOT LIE, CHEAT, STEAL, OR
TREAT PEOPLE OR PROPERTY WITH DISRESPECT, REMEMBERING THAT
RESPECT FOR OTHERS GOES HAND IN HAND WITH RESPECT FOR SELF.Honor Council Website
- To provide a coordinated continuum of academics from age three through grade twelve that imparts skills and knowledge necessary for preparing students to continue their education at their chosen college or university.
- To develop in students the ability to observe accurately; to problem solve creatively and analytically; to read, interpret, and evaluate critically; to think independently; to communicate effectively in speaking and writing; and to use the library and current technological resources.
- To stimulate intellectual curiosity and a love of learning as a life-long, dynamic process.
- To encourage self-expression through the arts and to develop an appreciation of the fine arts.
- To reinforce the love of God, nurturing students' respect and compassion for themselves and all others as His children.
- To impart knowledge of the Judeo-Christian heritage through daily worship and courses in religious instruction.
- To provide opportunities which will educate and support students as they develop personal integrity, ethics, spirituality, self-respect, and self-reliance.
- To engender an understanding of the common needs of one’s fellow human beings and a sense of responsibility for the community at large.
- To foster the development of physical skills and personal fitness.
- To provide opportunity for competition, cooperation, and leadership through team play.
- To encourage an appreciation of the value of lifetime activities for physical and mental well-being.