Mission and Values
Landon School is dedicated to the ethical, intellectual, physical and social development of boys. We build a strong sense of personal honor and respect to guide and enrich students' lives. Our Code of Character provides a model for daily ethical conduct.
As part of our Code of Character, the boys also follow Landon's Civility Code and Honor Code which establishes an environment where all members of the community seek to respect the values of fairness, trust, responsibility, dignity and integrity.
Landon School prepares talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor, and fair play.
Landon School is an independent, non-sectarian day school for boys located in Bethesda, Md., offering a challenging college preparatory program in grades 3 through 12.
Landon dedicates itself to the ethical, intellectual, physical and social development of boys. A broad educational experience helps each student realize his potential by emphasizing fundamental skills, promoting high standards of effort and performance, fostering curiosity, and stimulating aesthetic understanding and experiences. Landon places great value on integrity, personal accountability, civility, social responsibility, sportsmanship and physical well being.
Landon students develop a strong sense of personal honor to guide and enrich their lives in an increasingly complex society. Within the School’s diverse community, students share common experiences that help prepare them for leadership in tomorrow’s world. By doing so, students come to appreciate differences and to cultivate relationships based on mutual respect. Our Code of Character, which brings together the values of our Civility and Honor Codes, provides a model for daily ethical conduct. All members of the Landon community — faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni — are expected to conduct themselves honorably and with civility and to support the Mission Statement of the School.
Landon seeks to instill in its students the courage and confidence to voice their convictions effectively and respectfully. This goal is best achieved in an educational community characterized by open discussion in small classes conducted by dedicated teachers, with whom students are encouraged to develop close personal relationships. These connections are facilitated by faculty serving as advisors, coaches and mentors.
In addition to their rigorous study, Landon boys build friendships and skills by participating in a variety of extracurricular activities, in which they learn to work cooperatively towards group goals. They develop their creativity and an appreciation for artistic expression through a required course of study in both the visual and performing arts. They assume social responsibility through a voluntary program of service to others, both on and off campus. Finally, Landon requires daily participation in athletics — either interscholastic or intramural — that emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship and personal fitness. The School’s teacher-coach-mentor model reflects our commitment to shaping boys intellectually, socially and physically.
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