Guiding Principles

Along with our Mission Statement, these key documents guide us in our daily operations and long-term vision for the school.

Character Pledge

The following Character Pledge embodies the moral vision of the Lovett community:
We, who are members of the Lovett community, seek to live lives of good character. We believe that good character grows from daily acts of honesty, respect, responsibility, and compassion. We pledge ourselves to develop these ideals with courage and integrity, striving to do what is right at all times.

Diversity Mission Statement

The Lovett School celebrates the uniqueness of each individual within an intentionally inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment. We recognize that our community is enhanced as we seek to appreciate and respect the differences among our students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. We are committed to supporting this environment through classroom instruction, professional development, and other curricular and co-curricular programming, and in accordance with our nondiscriminatory policy.

Honor Code

Consistent with Lovett's goal of developing a culture of integrity, the community has established an Honor Code. This Honor Code states:

  • A Lovett student will not lie.
  • A Lovett student will not steal.
  • A Lovett student will not cheat.
  • A Lovett student will not plagiarize.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Lovett School admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Lovett School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its employment practices, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Vision for Learning

Lovett offers experiences that inspire our students to love learning. We encourage them to think critically, communicate effectively, engage creatively, and collaborate purposefully. We provide the opportunities and resources that help our students develop independence and self-direction and extend their learning beyond the walls of the classroom as they grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, aesthetically, morally, and spiritually.

The Lovett student:

  • is a person of character who lives the ideals articulated in our character pledge and is prepared to think and act with empathy as a responsible global citizen in an increasingly diverse landscape.
  • is creative, constructing imaginative ideas and innovative alternatives and applying his knowledge to non-routine problems, particularly those without rule-based solutions.
  • thinks critically and reflectively. As a researcher, he is able to navigate abundant information, analyze and synthesize what he finds, and draw evidence-based conclusions. As a problem solver, she is more interested in asking good questions and developing ideas than in memorizing facts.
  • is an effective communicator who listens attentively, speaks articulately, writes clearly, and conveys his ideas and understandings in a variety of formats using the language of his discipline.
  • works collaboratively to create a new knowledge base, comprising multiple perspectives. She builds leadership skills by facilitating group discussions, forging consensus, and negotiating outcomes within a diverse group.
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