St. Paul’s School has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is at odds with our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone in our community. We have undertaken many important initiatives to ensure the safety, health, and wellness of every member of the School community. We have moved quickly and thoughtfully to lead what we believe is a much-needed and urgent national conversation around what has long been a difficult, but very important, topic for parents, students, and educators.

Details about our Living in Community residential life curriculum and the Building Healthy Communities initiative provide information about how St. Paul’s School is using its residential learning platform to educate the entire community on how to be respectful, kind, and to live honorably. Our SPS Handbook outlines School expectations and major rules as well as provides resources and contacts for reporting harassment or abuse of any kind.

Rector Michael Hirschfeld ’85 communicates regularly with the St. Paul’s School Community concerning sexual assault and the absolute necessity for the safe and respectful behavior of all community members at all times. His correspondence can be found here.

If you believe that you have been the victim of sexual assault, the School encourages you to seek guidance and counseling.

Alumni are encouraged to contact the Rector directly, mhirschfeld@sps.edu or 603-229-4800. Alumni may also contact Scott Harshbarger, senior counsel at Casner and Edwards, LLP, who has been retained as an additional resource concerning adult boundary violations. Scott can be reached at harshbarger@casneredwards.com.

Students: Resources are available on the grounds through Clark House, the Dean of Students Office, the Chaplaincy, any faculty member, advisers, the Community Conduct Board (CCB), or through Lighthouse Services.*

Faculty and Staff: Staff members are encouraged to contact the Director of Human Resources and/or the Human Resources Office. They can also seek assistance from the Employee Assistance Program (1-800-327-0464, ext. 312) or through Lighthouse Services.*

The Media: Inquiries can be sent to Director of Communications Sarah Aldag at saldag@sps.edu. Please refer to the media webpage for our media policy and other information.

*Lighthouse Services is an anonymous hotline for all members of the current SPS community for reporting possible ethics violations.