At The Oxford School, we talk a great deal about student self-governance, an overarching term used to describe the involvement of students in the workings of the School, and the extent to which Students’ Council is a completely student-run organization. Student self-governance is strongly related to the values and ideals of the School, including the Honor Code; students are afforded a large amount of autonomy and may use this opportunity to craft the kinds of experiences they wish to have, as well as to shape the future of The Oxford School. Here at Oxford, students of all years, all backgrounds, and all interests are given the responsibility, the resources, and the respect necessary for that to happen.
Student self-governance manifests itself in different ways. Students’ Council works with administrators, Board members, and faculty members throughout the year, advocating for the interests and needs of students.