School traditions build
bridges across the years
Saint George’s enduring traditions build pride among students and strengthen ties between the school and its graduates. For opening day assembly on Graduation Lawn, each class joins in an exuberant Dragon Dance led by the seniors at the head of the dragon, the school’s mascot.
Those seniors close the school year on the same lawn. They cross over Graduation Bridge in formal attire to the tears and cheers of their families to receive their diplomas and be individually recognized for their character as well as accomplishments.
Between those milestone events, many school traditions instill strong, positive values. At their weekly assembly, Lower School students practice leadership skills and encourage individuals and teams headed off to big competitions. A Holiday Feast for Middle and Upper School students rewards hard work at the end of classes in December. And each spring a celebration of the arts displays creative exhibits and performances for all to enjoy.
A climate of trust exists schoolwide, evidenced by lockers left open and students moving between classes without warning bells. Taken together, our traditions help build an inclusive, caring community that supports all Saint George’s students.
The best traditions are the ones that help define a community. From the Dragon Dance to Graduation, Saint George's traditions reinforce our values as a school.
Jamie Tender, Head of School