The ringing of the Elrington bell on Monday signaled the start of Prep’s 46th school year. Faculty and students gathered on the Upper School quad for the traditional opening-day assembly; students then dispersed across campus to find lockers, meet with advisors and attend abbreviated classes. The day ended with a tug-of-war and popsicles in the gym.
Among the students gathering were 60 incoming 7th graders—one of the largest entering classes ever in the history of Prep. New faces were evident in other grades, as well. Head of School, Jim Leonard, spoke to students about taking responsibility vs. being held responsible and encouraged them to help shape the experience of school and to be purposeful in the world. To view a full copy of Mr. Leonard’s opening remarks, click on the pdf.