One of the many factors that define the uniqueness of O’Neal is its honor code. Lower School students are taught to understand the meaning of honor and its many aspects. When they reach the Middle School, they can publicly pledge to adhere to its standards, whereby they work and play accordingly in the classroom, on the playground, in a sport or on stage. In keeping with the School's Honor Code, there are no locks on lockers. Special honor code ceremonies are held each year in the Middle and Upper School.
This year Middle School featured two students who reflected on their thoughts about the meaning of honor. The entirety of the Middle School – students, faculty and staff, then came on stage to sign one piece of paper that will be displayed underneath the Honor Code in Taws Hall.
In the Upper School, Honor Council Advisor David Williamson spoke on the significance of honor and how one’s own display of honor steers others in how they perceive you and work with you. The Upper School also came on stage to sign their document to be featured in Meyer Hall.
Photos of almost every Middle and Upper School student signing for the Honor Code are available on SmugMug. They are simple photos of one signing a piece of paper, but signifies a most important part of being an O’Neal Falcon.