Sending our Grade 5 Gryphons out into the world at the end of their final year at Grace is always exciting and emotional. Some of our favorite traditions are the last-day-of-school “Clap Out,” when the whole school lines the halls to celebrate our Grade 5 students as they walk out of the building one last time; our Grade 5 BBQ filled with moving tributes from Mr. LaPietra to each student; and graduation itself, followed by the schoolwide picnic afterwards. We welcome family members, friends, alumni and their parents, our Board, spiritual leaders, and other Friends of Grace to these festivities.
During this week, we take time to celebrate the transitions that happen in our lives — and we encourage our young folks to move forward boldly and joyfully, knowing that they are always connected to Grace and always have a home here. (If you have any doubts, you can read our Grade 5 final chapel prayers for proof!)
Please enjoy some photos from these events, along with Head of School Jennifer Danish’s end-of-the-year reflections.
Congratulations, Grace Class of 2018; and happy summer, all!