The Advanced Studies Program (ASP) at St. Paul’s School is a community of scholars. It is assumed that all students come to St. Paul’s for five weeks of serious study, balanced with wholesome recreation. The session is brief and intensive, and the emphasis throughout the summer is on self-discipline and personal responsibility. Students are expected to use common sense and intelligence in their behavior and to live amicably, respecting the rights, interests, and property of others. Anyone unable to assume the responsibility of living within the program rules and regulations should not attend the ASP.
All final disciplinary decisions rest with the ASP director, who has the authority to impose disciplinary action as warranted. The director, in consultation (under normal circumstances and when possible) with teachers, house supervisors, interns, and/or assistant directors, may suspend or dismiss any student who violates a rule or regulation or if the director believes it to be in the best interests of the student or the School. Students dismissed from the program will not be considered ASP graduates or be entitled to an ASP transcript.
Program rules and expectations are as follows:
You must not violate any federal, state, or local laws.
You must respect the rights of others. Physical or verbal assault of another person, including, without limitation, fighting, bullying, or hazing, is prohibited. Any type of harassment, including sexual harassment, is prohibited.
You are expected to be honest. Any type of deceitful behavior, including, without limitation, lying, cheating, plagiarism, or theft, is unacceptable at the Advanced Studies Program.
You are expected to be completely free of illegal drugs and alcohol while enrolled at the Advanced Studies Program. Possession, supply, consumption, or sale of alcohol or any illegal substance, including tobacco, is prohibited.
You must not be in the presence of alcohol or any illegal substance while on the grounds of St. Paul’s School. Being in the presence of the use or possession of alcohol or any illegal substance is prohibited. In addition, if alcohol or an illegal substance is found in your room and no person acknowledges possession of the substance, you and any other resident(s) of the room will be responsible for possession of the substance.
You must not abuse medication or deliberately circumvent the School’s medication management policy.
Your behavior must not endanger the health or safety of yourself or others. Unacceptable behavior includes, without limitation, tampering with alarms or fire safety equipment, smoking in a building, burning incense or candles, or the use of fire in any School building in an area not specifically designed for that purpose. Also, the unauthorized use or possession of weapons, firearms, explosives, or dangerous combustibles on the St. Paul’s School grounds is not permitted under any circumstances.
You must be present in your house at check-in and remain in the house afterwards. You must not leave the house after check-in or before 6 a.m. the next day.
You are expected to use all forms of technology in an appropriate and respectful manner. Use or misuse of computers or computer websites, voicemail, electronic messaging systems, electronic mail, the School’s Internet or Intranet sites (personal, at home, or at School), which do – or could – impact the welfare of any member of the School community or the reputation or functioning of St. Paul’s School will not be tolerated.
Your behavior must never jeopardize the welfare or good name of the School. You should be aware that certain activities even outside of program hours or off School property may result in the loss of program privileges and other disciplinary action up to and including suspension or dismissal.
While off School grounds, you are expected to behave in a manner consistent with the program’s rules and regulations. Disciplinary procedures may be applied when the program discovers that violations of rules or regulations have occurred while away on a weekend or off School grounds during approved times.
No automobiles or motorcycles. Students may ride only with approved drivers (see Permission/Release Form).
Evening study hours are strictly enforced.
When students visit other dormitories, non-residents of that dorm are only allowed in the public common room area.
No pets of any kind are allowed in the dorms.
The use of live animals or fish for class projects is also prohibited, without specific permission from the ASP director.
Cell Phone Policy
In the interest of students being present and engaged with their peers and other community members at all times, the Advanced Studies Program has a strictly enforced cell phone policy. Students are allowed to bring cell phones (or any other wireless connecting device) to the ASP. With the exception of laptops, these devices are to be kept in the student rooms and can only be used while in or immediately outside the owner’s respective dormitory. Exceptions to this rule will only be made for the most extenuating of circumstances and must be approved by the director.

Absences, Free Time, and Visitors
Since the summer term is a short one, weekend or overnight absences (other than those discussed below) must be cleared with the director in advance. Except for very, very unusual circumstances, students are expected to be in attendance every day of the program. Requests for such permission should be made in writing and only for unusual circumstances. (Please note that most requests are not approved.) All class, recreation, and study appointments must be met, unless excused by the St. Paul’s School medical staff or the director.
With the exception of the first weekend, students have free time to leave campus (if they wish) or entertain visitors on campus as follows:
Day Leaving Campus Visitors on Campus
Wednesday Afternoons Leave after lunch (lunch begins at 12:45 p.m.)
Return no later than 6 p.m.
Between 1:30 and 6 p.m.
Saturday Afternoons Leave after lunch (lunch begins at 12:45 p.m.)
Return no later than 6 p.m.
Between 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays Leave any time after 7 a.m.
Return no later than 7 p.m.
Between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
When Leaving the School Grounds
Students may leave only during approved absence times on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, unless they have received prior approval from the director for additional absences.
1. Sign out in the house sign-out book and check off your name when you return.
2. Do not hitchhike to or from town. You may ride only with faculty, interns, your parents, other approved drivers, or in taxis. Bikers should use caution and not ride on sidewalks in Concord.