LEADERSHIP PREFECT SYSTEM AND STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Mount Vernon has a unique form of student leadership known as the Prefect System. The Prefects serve our school by contributing in every phase of school — student life, admissions, campus tours, communications, publicity, service, spiritual life, “green” life, and the overall quality of experience that makes Mount Vernon so special. Prefects are student leaders chosen based on their high character, exceptional integrity, and commitment to the mission and core values of Mount Vernon.
Faculty and staff members assist the Prefects in building their committee, shaping their vision for the year, and providing accountability and an invaluable resource to see it to completion. Each of the Upper School Prefects develops a committee of student leaders across all grades to help shape programs, develop ideas, carry out initiatives, and drive school policy. These committees are vital for the effective functioning of our student leadership program, and provide exceptional vision and support for the Prefects. In addition to prefects, student government officers are chosen for each class 9-12. Each grade selects a President, Vice President, and Secretary to help build school spirit, foster greater engagement in activities and programs, give their grade a voice on the Student Leadership Council, and shape programs alongside the Prefects.
COMMUNITY EVENTS, SOCIALS, AND RETREATS
Over the years, student socials have been extremely important to the Mount Vernon community. Each year, the Upper School is home to a series of dynamic events that provide a way for students to connect and get excited about school. Participating in dress up days and class competitions for Homecoming, attending pep rallies and dances, venturing out on annual retreats, and enjoying a Kick-Off Party at the beginning of each school year are just a few examples of the events learners experience every year. Mount Vernon learners, in collaboration with the Head of Student Life, organize these engaging events.