Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to the official Start of School website for the 2021-2022 school year! This is where we will be posting information related to the start of school. This information includes important dates and a growing list of links to other important documents such as the course catalog, schedules, reading lists, orientation information, the student handbook, and much more. Please check back frequently over the course of the summer to keep abreast of new posts. The new school year promises to be an exciting one, with newly renovated classrooms to enjoy in the Middle School and a much-relaxed set of COVID protocols. I can’t wait!

Enjoy the summer. I look forward to seeing you in the fall! 

Ned Parsons
Head of School

Updates on COVID Guidelines

This space will be used to provide updated information regarding the school’s COVID protocols.

To learn about the COVID-related protocols the school is putting into place for the 2021-2022 school year, please visit our COVID Information webpage. Given the rise of new COVID variants, the changes in our understanding of COVID, and the fluctuation in infection rates over time, these policies and protocols are subject to periodic changes. The COVID Information page will be updated as necessary to reflect such changes.
 
In setting these policies, the school is keeping in mind the desire to provide the best possible learning experience for its students while also keeping community members safe. The policies also are designed to keep the school in alignment with the recommendations outlined by the CDC and DESE as well as those requirements for school operations set forth by the Local Board of Health.  

Important Middle School Dates

• Wednesday, September 1
6th and 7th Grade Orientations

Thursday, September 2
8th Grade Leadership Orientation

Thursday, September 9
First Day of School

Thursday, September 9 - Friday, September 10
Middle School Leadership Lab

Academic Calendar Reminder

Please note that we will be adopting a new academic calendar this year that moves the start of each school day back to 8:30 a.m. each morning. Also, the Upper School will be moving from a trimester schedule to a schedule based on semesters.

Important Upper School Dates

• Sunday, August 29
Student advisors day trip to Windsor Mountain

• Monday, August 30 - Tuesday, August 31
9th Grade Windsor Mountain Day Trip followed by a second day of on-campus programming

• Tuesday August 31
10th Grade Windsor Mountain Day Trip

• Wednesday, September 1
12th Grade Windsor Mountain Day Trip

• Thursday, September 2
11th Grade Windsor Mountain Day Trip

• Friday, September 3 - Saturday, September 4
Varsity Pre-Season
 
• Thursday, September 9
First Day of School