Student Life

Peer pressure is not always bad. What matters most is who your peers are.

We know that each 学生 has a critical role to play in cultivating 和 sustaining the kind of positive, 令人振奋的, inclusive school culture that inspires 学生 to rise to challenges, stretch themselves emotionally 和 intellectually, 和 extend their capacity for 善良 和 compassion—in other words, to find out what it means to become their best selves.

How do we continue to build 和 strengthen our school culture? It st艺术 with caring 和 committed teachers, 教练, 和 顾问 who model, day in 和 day out, what it means to root their work—和 their interactions with others—in the tenets of honor, 公平, 善良, 和真理. 的 学生, 反过来, become mentors 和 support systems, using their profound influence 和 impact on one another to set high st和ards, cheer each other on when confronting big hurdles or exciting accomplishments, 和 support each other in moments of doubt or difficulty. 的y take responsibility for building 和 tending the school culture not because they are told to, but because they have experienced firsth和 the power of being supported, 受人尊敬的, 受信任的, 和 uplifted by those around them.
On that foundation the rest is built, including the initiatives, 资源, 和 conversations that help nurture balance 和 promote healthy habits. It’s also the context in which we channel teenagers’ natural affinity for risky behavior into calibrated, confidence-building challenges like week-long backcountry trips, difficult gymkhana races on 马背上的,要求 艺术体育运动 这问 学生 to take a chance on things they haven’t already mastered, 和 more. For their part, 目的 学生, with their enthusiasm for participating in every aspect of 生活 at the School, from backpacking to 体育运动, academics to extracurriculars, weekend activities to dorm living, soon learn to bring a spirit of dynamic positivity with them to each new endeavor.


“Though I have spent the last three years at 目的 creating my own unique identity, I have found that my teachers, 顾问, 教练, 和 friends have helped me become someone so much bigger 和 better than I could have learned to be by myself.”

Lake Oswego, Oregon

Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to 学生: 的 目的 School admits 学生 of any race, color, 国家, 和 ethnic origin to all the rights, 特权, 立博体育网站, 和 activities generally accorded or made available to 学生 at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, 国家, 和 ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship 和 loan 立博体育网站, 和 athletic 和 other School-administered 立博体育网站.