Honor Code Assembly

The honor code is the heart of McGehee.
At a recent upper school assembly girls signed the McGehee Honor Code, the oldest in the city, adopted in 1921 along with its essential partner self-government. McGehee girls from Pre-K to senior year know they are expected to be the best friend, the best student and the best person they can be. On Tuesday, every upper school student signed a pledge to uphold the Honor Code. As junior Lynn-Chi Nguyen eloquently stated, “When I first came to McGehee in 8th grade and learned about the honor code, I thought it was just another generic motto that every school was required to have. After even just weeks of being at McGehee, I realized I was proven wrong— the honor code is the basis of our school lives, and everyone, including the students, abide by it. It grants us freedom as learners and allows us to thrive in the classroom. It shapes the meaning of how to live morally and develop our character. It strengthens not only the student/teacher relationship but relationships with our classmates as well. Though we tend to overlook this motto that is hung in nearly every classroom, without it, McGehee would not be McGehee.”
2343 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Louise S. McGehee School is a private independent all-girls school for Pre-K through grade 12 and open to all qualified girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.