Mission & Codes
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.
Code of Character
At the beginning of each school year, every student, teacher, administrator and staff member signs a printed copy of our Code of Character. Why do we do this in an era when it’s just as simple to fill out an online form?
At Landon, character education is the most important teaching we do. When each member of our community signs the Code, we remind ourselves that the principles of respect and honesty should guide every action and interaction at our school. Our Code of Character brings together these principles in our school’s Civility and Honor Codes that provide a model for daily ethical conduct.
Our Civility Code is straightforward and encourages respect: “I will treat all people with respect, civility and dignity. I will also respect my school, my surroundings and myself.” This means that at Landon each person is valued, cultural diversity is celebrated, and individual differences are affirmed and accepted.
Our Honor Code is equally simple and celebrates honesty: “I will not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do.” This extends beyond academic work to all facets of Landon life.
Respecting others means respecting and celebrating differences, and Landon School fully embraces the ideals of diversity. As we say in our diversity mission statement: "Within our culture and curriculum, and throughout our broad community, Landon is committed to offering a comprehensive program built on supportive and welcoming traits of inclusivity. Landon endeavors to develop in students the skills and attitudes needed to interact productively with others by acknowledging and understanding differences, speaking and acting with integrity and compassion, and committing to an intellectually respectful worldview."