Roland Park Country School, a college preparatory school for girls, is dedicated to the intellectual, aesthetic, physical and moral development of its students. While maintaining high academic standards, the school upholds tradition and promotes innovation. The school encourages self-discipline, independence of thought, tenacity of purpose, creativity, and spiritual well-being. It also fosters personal integrity, respect for others, an appreciation of diversity, and a cooperative, resilient spirit. Roland Park Country School values the friendly atmosphere of mutual trust inherent in an inclusive community. The school strives to instill in its students a lifelong love of learning as well as the motivation to look within and beyond themselves in order that they become responsible, contributing members and leaders of their communities.
The Board is committed to an active, on-going effort to attract, welcome, and support an inclusive community of talented students, faculty, administrators, staff and Board members.
The Board strongly supports the work of the administration and faculty in their continuing efforts to create respect in the school community for individual differences of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, socioeconomic status, abilities, gender and sexual orientation. It is the Board’s objective to celebrate and promote the recognition, understanding and acceptance of individual uniqueness, mutual interdependence, and cultural diversity within a pluralistic society.
The Board expects that the students entrusted to the School’s care will acquire not only critical thinking skills and a love of learning, but also a sense of self, an appreciation of diversity and respect for others. The Board intends that the RPCS experience will produce graduates whose lives “speak for themselves” by example and attitude.
The standards of the Roland Park Country School are based on the School philosophy. As a member of the RPCS student body, each student is expected to act in accordance with this philosophy and to be aware that she represents her School both on and off campus.
A Roland Park Country School student is expected to have a sense of honor coupled with a sense of responsibility, to be considerate to others, and to exhibit qualities of truthfulness, sincerity and self-discipline. She values the spirit of fellowship which characterizes the spirit of RPCS and seeks to contribute to School life.
In support of the philosophy and standards of RPCS, honor in every phase of School and personal life should be scrupulously maintained. An honorable person is trustworthy and trusts others. Developing and maintaining this spirit of honesty and trust is the task of all students and faculty. It is clear that honorable conduct must pervade all actions and relationships of students, faculty, and staff of the School. It is because of this principle of honor that RPCS students enjoy a creative and flexible routine, a relaxed atmosphere and many freedoms.