An Episcopal, co-educational boarding school in Middletown, Delaware for grades 9 – 12

  • Discipline

Faculty considers more than grades in promoting a student at the end of the School year. Contribution to the School, attitude and manner, acceptance and good will, tolerance and concern for the feelings of others, willingness to work with the School and to encourage others are the touchstones against which we try to measure conduct. In short, how well a student has worked to make the School a livable and productive place is considered along with the academic record.

We consider meanness of spirit, apathy, indifference, and laziness a serious transgression of community standards and a violation of the spirit of the School. We expect students to fully engage in the work of the School.

In a community like ours, perhaps the best that happens depends not upon what is stated, but rather upon what shows good will, what shows respect for other people and an empathetic regard for their feelings. This section, therefore, does not attempt to document all conduct and behavior that is unacceptable, but the following transgressions will certainly jeopardize a student’s standing at St. Andrew’s:

  • Use or possession or distribution of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vaping devices, or misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medication. (See Alcohol/Drug Policy)
  • Possession or use of tobacco or nicotine products, including juuls.
  • Absence from campus without permission.
  • Destruction of property, vandalism, or graffiti.
  • Entering a room of a member of the opposite sex.
  • Expressions (verbal or written) of racism, sexism, religious intolerance, or homophobia.
  • Fighting or any form of physical intimidation.
  • Hazing or abuse of a student or students.
  • The submission of anonymous, threatening, or harassing messages via e-mail or forms of social media.
  • Conduct that could cause a fire in a School building: lighting a match, smoking indoors, etc.
  • Lighting a fire on campus or in the woods.
  • Violations of the School’s Computer Acceptable Use Policy. (See Policy on Acceptable Usage of Technology)
  • Leaving dorm buildings after on-corridor time.
  • Possession or use of fireworks, firearms, air guns, paint guns, slingshots, explosives, or knives larger than a pocket knife.
  • Tampering with School records.
  • Trespassing in areas listed as out of bounds.
  • Unauthorized possession of School keys.
  • Unauthorized use of fire alarms or fire extinguishers.
  • Unauthorized 911 calls.
  • Sexual harassment. (See Policy Regarding Sexual Harassment)
  • Rudeness or defiance directed towards a member of the faculty or staff.
  • Possession of pornography.
  • Misuse of video or photographic equipment.

Students who are involved in any of the activities listed above or any other violation of the community’s moral and ethical standards will face a meeting of the Discipline Committee.

The Discipline Committee consists of five faculty members chosen by the Head of School and eight students elected by their Forms. The Advisor of the student appearing before the Committee and the two School Co-Presidents serve as non-voting members of the Committee. The Dean of Students is the Chair of the Committee.

After carefully examining the facts of each case and taking into consideration the student’s record at the School, the Committee recommends a penalty to the Head of School. He makes the final decision.

The Head of School may, at his discretion, act on a discipline case without the use of the Discipline Committee if he feels such action is appropriate. In such cases, the Head of School will conduct an investigation and decide on the appropriate penalty.

  • disciplinary policies
  • general student behavior guidelines