The Bishop's School focuses on both academic excellence and student well-being. Fostering students’ social and emotional growth is a vital component of our work as educators. The School has multiple safeguards in place to protect our students, and we will continue to dedicate resources to keep our students safe.
The Bishop’s School’s employees are expected and required to maintain professional relationships with students whether on campus or away from campus. This policy is equally applicable to volunteers and interns who work with students at the School. In maintaining professional relationships, employees must be diligent to avoid any conduct that is not a professional or appropriate employee/student interaction or could be perceived as not professional or not appropriate. For the School's full boundary policy, click here.
It is the policy of The Bishop’s School to maintain a learning and community environment that is free from harassment or discrimination because of a person’s race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. It is a violation of this policy for any student, faculty member, employee or administrator to discriminate against or harass any member of the School community. Harassment, discrimination and bullying (including cyberbullying) are serious offenses and will not be tolerated by The Bishop’s School. For the School's full bullying policy, click here and for our harrassment policy, click here.
Visitors to campus must present a valid driver’s license, which is scanned into our system. The system runs the identification through federal and FBI databases. Guests must wear a "sticker" badge. We ask all visitors to campus, other than substitute teachers (who are scanned as employees prior to coming on to campus), parents and board members, to go through this process. This system is installed at the front desk, located in Gilman Hall, and the security office, located in the parking garage, for convenience. If a visitor does not have identification with them, we require that the guest be in the immediate presence of an employee or security guard at all times.
The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act requires certain professionals who have a special working relationship with children to report reasonably suspected child abuse or neglect to the proper authorities. All employees of The Bishop’s School must sign an acknowledgment that they have read and understood Penal Code section 11166 regarding the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. For the School's full mandated reporting policy, click here.
REPORTING INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT
Anyone with information regarding inappropriate conduct can make a report directly to the head of school or anonymously online at www.lighthouse-services.com/bishops, by telephone at (833) 940-0002 (Spanish speaking at (800) 216-1288) or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that current and former students, faculty or staff would feel comfortable contacting the School directly, but we provide this resource in the event someone would prefer to make an anonymous report.