Our community puts teenagers on the path to becoming thoughtful, bold, and compassionate leaders who are ready to be active citizens of the world.

Patiently working to manage a stubborn horse, volunteering to take extra group gear while backpacking in the Sierras, stepping up on the sports field to help out a teammate—these are the kinds of real responsibilities and personal challenges that provide them with the necessary tools to lead.

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  • Student Government

    Student government members at Thacher play an important role in nurturing our community values. Every class elects two class presidents - one from each dorm - at the beginning of the year. These students give agency and voice the thoughts and concerns of the class on School issues and rallies classmates around community events and discussions. The School Chair, a rising senior elected by fellow students in the spring every year, acts as the student leader of the School. This student heads the Student Council, helps run regular all-school Assemblies, and works closely with the administration to ensure that the entire community is working together to achieve the goals for the year.
  • Honor Council

    We believe our students are the key ingredient in fostering and strengthening Thacher’s community. It’s why the Honor Council is made up mostly of students who have been elected by their peers, plus a few faculty members. This means all students, from those who vote to those who serve on the Council, are invested in and responsible for upholding Thacher’s community standards.

    The Honor Council has primary responsibility for upholding the Honor Code. This entails two primary areas of action:
    1. Lead efforts to educate the community about the Honor Code, with a special emphasis on new students.
    2. Hear cases when one or more students is found to have broken a major school rule and recommend consequences to the head of school.
  • Senior Prefects

    Seniors at Thacher are critical leaders and role models at the School. As Prefects, they’re also at the core of the residential system here on campus. They live in dorms with younger students; administer the rules; lead community discussions; and serve as important advisors, counselors, and friends.
  • Club & Organization Leaders

    Seniors also serve as essential leaders in the many clubs and organizations on campus, including things like the Environmental Action Committee, school newspaper, beekeeping club, event planning committee, and more. They have the experience and skills required to make things happen—and the wisdom to know when to step aside and let younger students take on new responsibilities.
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students: The Thacher School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other School-administered programs.