Ethics Day

Since its creation in 2008, Ethics Day has encouraged students in grades 6-12 to grapple with the consequence of personal decisions that have broader implications in areas such as human rights, the environment, economics, technology, health care, scientific advances and global issues.

Ethics Day is planned by a committee of student leaders with the assistance of faculty advisors. The committee chooses and develops the day's theme, selects films or guest speakers and assists students and faculty in creating nearly 50 seminars that explore specific ethical questions.

Kent Denver’s Distinguished Alumni Award is also presented on Ethics Day. Award winners share words of wisdom with students and their stories provide inspiration for a Kent Denver education.

Mission and Themes

Ethics Day celebrates and promotes ethical inquiry by providing the opportunity for the Kent Denver School community to explore ethical challenges while reinforcing the school’s core values.

Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Kent Denver alumni who represent "Extraordinary distinction and success in fields of endeavor, commitment to community service, and/or exceptional leadership in one's community while successfully carrying forward ‘excellence in scholarship and character’."

2023 Ethics Day Highlight Video