All members of the Spartanburg Day School community are expected to conduct themselves according to the principles set forth in the School Honor Code. The Honor Code states:
As a member of the Spartanburg Day School, I agree that I must demonstrate respect for myself and for every other member of the community. An important aspect of demonstrating respect is that I will not lie, cheat, or steal. I commit myself to promoting behaviors that are valued within the Spartanburg Day School community, and will encourage others to do so.
The Honor Council is the body charged with educating the community about the Honor Code, as well as applying appropriate consequences in instances where the Honor Code has been broken. The Honor Council consists of both students and faculty. The Honor Council will hear all cases dealing with the values set forth in the Honor Code. The Honor Council will then make a recommendation to the Head of the Upper School. All final decisions will be made by the Head of the Upper School and, where appropriate, the Headmaster.
Students on the Honor Council must go through an application and election process and are held to the highest standards of academic and personal integrity.