1. High standards of intellectual and creative work;
  2. Purposeful smallness to allow students to interact with teachers, staff, and each other;
  3. Faculty research and artistic creation;
  4. Fostering intellectual autonomy;
  5. Access for the most promising students without regard to their ability to pay;
  6. A community diverse in background and outlook living in a climate of civility and mutual concern;
  7. Producing graduates who will lead and serve in all fields;
  8. Freedom of inquiry and expression;
  9. Fostering a balance of intellectual engagement and principled action;
  10. Providing rich opportunities for co-curricular activities complementary to academic work;
  11. Active engagement with the world, both on and beyond the campus.