Hutchison School

Memphis, TN
Contact: (901) 761-2220

Overview

Hutchison is dedicated to academic excellence and to the parallel development of mind, body, and spirit as it educates girls and young women, grades PK2-12, for success in college and for lives of integrity and responsible citizenship.

Believing that character is essential to leading a rich, purposeful life, Hutchison actively guides girls to live compassionate lives formed by standards that instill a strong sense of maturity, ethics, and social responsibility. Hutchisons high ethical standards are established early and fostered throughout a students educational journey, supported by a school-wide character education program based on the characteristics of the Ideal Hutchison Girl. Beginning in pre-kindergarten, these standards are incorporated through our curriculum, our chapel programs, and our expectations of day-to-day community living. These standards develop accountability and create an open atmosphere grounded in security that is so often lacking in todays world.

The following core values are essential components of a Hutchison education: Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Honor, and Excellence.

Integrity - Members of the Hutchison community demonstrate integrity through engaging in ethical thinking, reflecting upon character, and exhibiting the moral courage to do what is right and true. We model ethical behavior through our actions, our words, our work ethic, and our adherence to the Hutchison Honor Code.

Respect - Members of the Hutchison community demonstrate respect by affirming and appreciating the worth and dignity of each individual. We accept and value our intrinsic differences and seek to foster an atmosphere of inclusion where we freely exchange ideas, opinions, and world views without fear of judgment. We act and speak with tolerance, courtesy, and thoughtful regard for all persons and for all faiths.

Responsibility - Members of the Hutchison community demonstrate responsibility for our actions and words by honoring commitments, exhibiting self-discipline, and holding ourselves accountable for our behavior. Moreover, we fulfill our obligations to the internal and external communities by leading lives of meaning and purpose in an ever-changing world.

Honor - Members of the Hutchison community demonstrate honor by leading lives of integrity, exhibiting a devotion to the truth, and by acting at all times in a forthright and trustworthy manner consistent with our Honor Code. We hold personal and academic honesty in high esteem and respect the property belonging to other individuals, the School, and the world around us.

Excellence - Members of the Hutchison community demonstrate excellence through a pervasive commitment to maintaining high standards for character, behavior, and achievement. Understanding that excellence is not a finite goal but a lifelong process, we continually strive to do our best and to improve in every endeavor by setting and exceeding personal, academic, athletic, and artistic goals through diligence and sustained effort.

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