August 17, 2015 Statement for the Media

St. Paul's School has policies in place to ensure that our students are safe, secure, and treated equitably. Our faculty and staff do their utmost to enforce these policies and to guide our students concerning challenging topics. At St. Paul's, breaches of School policies, or the trust upon which they are founded, are addressed swiftly and judiciously. All School discipline strives to address the failings of the individual and serve as a platform for deeper learning for the community. We do not tolerate conduct that is at odds with our commitment to a safe and welcoming environment for everyone in the St. Paul's School community. Current allegations about our culture are not emblematic of our School or our values, our rules, or the people who represent our student body, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Michael G. Hirschfeld ’85
Rector, St. Paul's School