Doing the right thing is a fundamental component of what makes SA "so SA" and allows our students to thrive in an environment of mutual respect, trust, and cooperation. Of course, like every school, we have a handbook of policies and school rules, but our students wanted to encapsulate the underlying spirit of good citizenship we uphold and promote at the school in their own unique way.
Our Honor Code evolved out of this desire and was ultimately developed by students (now alumni) Sophie Zagerman '14, Maya Pace '14, Honor Deans Darren Duarte and Drew Gloger, in collaboration with the student body, faculty, and administration. Illustrated by a Sonoma Academy student who wished to remain anonymous, our Honor Code images adorn most classrooms and can be found throughout the school.
We consider our Honor Code a dialogue that continues to develop over time.