Upcoming Parent Events

Arts Weekend

Our 2017 Arts Weekend will take place Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14. A full Arts Weekend schedule is below. If you plan to attend, please RSVP, and visit our Getting to Campus page for more info on local accommodations and travel options. We hope you'll be able to join us for Arts Weekend 2017!

Friday, May 12

3:30 p.m.

Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Concord High School
Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Ursuline Academy

4:15 p.m.

Boys JV Baseball vs. Seaford High School

5:00 p.m.

Girls JV Soccer vs. Delcastle High School

5:30-7:00 p.m.

III Form Picnic at Arts Center Patio (Rain Location: Ground Level of O’Brien Arts Center)
IV Form Picnic at the Garth (Rain Location: Main Common Room)
V Form Picnic on the Pool Patio (Rain Location: Squash Court )
VI Form Picnic at Alumni Point (Rain Location: Dining Hall )

7:00 p.m.

Andrean Reading and Launch, Warner Gallery
Art Gallery Opening, Warner Gallery

8:30 p.m.

Orchestra Concert, Engelhard Hall

Saturday, May 13

9:00 a.m.

Registration and Coffee, O’Brien Arts Center Lobby

9:15 a.m.

Headmaster’s Welcome with Parents, Engelhard Hall

10:00 a.m.

Noxontones Performance, Engelhard Hall
Film Studies Presentation, Engelhard Hall

11:15 a.m.

Introduction to the College Process for III and IV Form Parents, Engelhard Hall

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch, Dining Hall

12:30 p.m.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Ursuline Academy (away)

1:00 p.m.

Boys and Girls Varsity Crew, Noxontown Pond

1:30 p.m.

Girls JV Lacrosse vs. Ursuline Academy (away)

2:00 p.m.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Caravel Academy

5:00 p.m.

Jazz Ensemble Performance, Engelhard Hall

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Dinner, Dining Hall

8:30 p.m.

Student Performances of Once In A Lifetime: A Night of One-Act Plays, Forbes Theatre

Sunday, May 14

9:00 a.m.

Chapel Service, A. Felix duPont Jr. Chapel, Founders Hall

10:30 a.m.

Choral Scholars and Dance Performances, Engelhard Hall

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Buffet Lunch, Dining Hall


Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2017 will occur on Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25.

Commencement events begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, with a reception at the home of Tad & Elizabeth Roach for graduates and their families. Dinner follows at 7:00 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., we have an Awards Ceremony in the Sipprelle Field House to celebrate the academic, artistic and athletic work of the students. The evening concludes with a film tribute to the senior class. On Thursday, May 25, the Chapel service is at 10:00 a.m., and Commencement is at 11:00 a.m. on the Front Lawn. Lunch follows the graduation.

The traditional dress for Commencement is white dresses for your daughters and white slacks, blue shirts, navy blazers and School ties for your sons. The 50th reunion class has donated a School tie or a silver SAS cross for each member of the Class of 2017.

We ask you to limit attendance at two of the graduation events. First, for the Headmaster's reception and dinner on Wednesday evening, May 24, we ask that you limit attendance to six people, in addition to your son or daughter. For the Chapel service on Thursday morning, May 25, we ask that no more than four guests attend for each graduate.

There is no limit for the number of guests at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday evening or at the Commencement exercises and luncheon on Thursday. Your child will be given ten invitations/announcements in April to invite family and friends to Commencement. Extra invitations will be available as needed.

We look forward to welcoming you in May. Visit our Getting to Campus page for more info on local accommodations and options for traveling to SAS.

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