Borne from a foundation of dedicated leadership, ethical achievement and earned respect, the BWL motto, "Integrity, Loyalty, Civility," represents the heart and soul of The Birch Wathen Lenox School. The ideals of integrity, loyalty and civility complement The BWL Banner Guard, which prior to major School ceremonies, parades our founding School names and dates on respective banners, reminding the BWL community of its eternal commitment to core ethics.
The BWL School vibrantly approaches academics, athletics and social issues with the utmost sensitivity at all times. The same diversity that enriches the School socially and culturally also offers young people a clear perspective on the various faiths, beliefs and behaviors that define and shape our world.
Ethical values are interwoven into daily life at BWL. Our Peer Relations Program and our mandatory Community Service Program both promote responsible citizenship. All extracurricular pursuits, such as Student Council and Model United Nations, are recognized annually.
The environment at BWL incorporates personal diligence, devotion and determination that allow every individual student to feel a sense of ownership within the community. Students in Lower, Middle and Upper School contribute to BWL and foster a sense of fellowship by working together.
As the students and faculty at BWL embrace each day and the challenges it brings, the significance of “Integrity, Loyalty and Civility” is reflected in all their pursuits.