As our graduate profile surveys indicate, one of the most appreciated characteristics (perhaps the most appreciated characteristic) of our school is the culture. At conferences on things like classical Christian education, I am often asked by other headmasters how they can copy or recreate this sort of culture. The well-intentioned assumption is that the culture is attributable to a set of policies and programs. While policies and programs are surely important, simply implementing our policies and programs into another setting will not insure success. In fact, the policies and programs we have in place now will not insure that the culture at Geneva stays the same. Rather, the most important factor of our culture is the people: the students, the parents, the faculty…everyone. If this is indeed true, then our culture is always just one person away from changing. So if we would like our blessed culture to continue, we shouldn’t look for a proliferation of policies and programs to do the trick. Instead, we should do our part to be the culture and guard who we are. If we wait for a policy, it will always be too late.