The spring of 1984 saw a significant event in the life of the school: the establishment of the Honor Code. Impetus for the Honor Code came from Upper School students who, working with National Honor Society sponsor Kathy Davis researched and formulated a code that would set guidelines for conduct and form the basis for the atmosphere of mutual trust and respect that characterizes the school. Importantly, the Honor Code was not to be a “single sanction” code, like those found in some colleges, but rather one that would provide students with the chance to learn and grow as members of the school community. Kimberly Bates ’84 was central to the development of the Honor Code. The signing of the Honor Code is a tradition that is carried on to the present day.