Family Weekend


Family Weekend 2021, taking place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-16, is open to members of the SPS community. Parents, grandparents, and siblings are welcomed onto the grounds for a weekend designed to provide a glimpse into the daily life of SPS students. This year, to provide programming that meets the needs of the broadest cross-section of families and aligns with the COVID protocols in place to protect our community, we’ll be offering a mix of virtual, hybrid, and in-person experiences. Parents will have a chance to attend shortened, virtual versions of their child(ren)’s classes as well as a virtual college advisory information session. Families are invited to attend meals, athletic events, Chapel, and dance and music performances. 

Registration is now open, and is required. Please register for access to a complete schedule of events and links for hybrid and virtual events as they are posted.

Your child(ren) may leave the grounds with you after their last commitment on Friday, Oct. 15. Students who leave campus must submit a REACH request by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Please take note of the extended long weekend — students must return to the grounds by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Varsity athletes may have earlier practices and should check their schedule. Classes resume on Wednesday.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Weekend Schedule

This schedule is based on current information and subject to change.
Thursday, Oct. 14
8–10am Virtual Mini School
A Block 8–8:15am
B Block: 8:20–8:35am
C Block: 8:40–8:55am
D Block: 9–9:15am
E Block: 9:20–9:35am
F Block: 9:40–9:55am
7–8pm International Family Welcome Gathering
Friday, Oct. 15
8:30am–6pm School Store Open
For Sixth Form families, a representative from Herff Jones will be available from 11am to 4pm to answer questions and take orders for class rings.
11am–6pm Family Weekend Check-in
Memorial Hall
11am–4pm St. Paul’s School Permanent Collection: Prints & Printmaking
Crumpacker Gallery
11:30am–1:30pm Community Lunch
Coit Dining Hall
Noon Student-led Tour of the Grounds
Memorial Hall
1pm Parents@SPS Welcome Gathering
Athletic & Fitness Center, Gates Lounge
1–3pm Adviser Meetings
[arranged by faculty and held at an outdoor location or via Zoom]
1:30–3pm Athletic practices
2–3pm College Advising Office Presentation [Hybrid]
with Nicole Curvin, Dean of Admission at Middlebury College
Memorial Hall
3pm History of Our Chapels Tour
Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul and Chapel of St. Paul
4:30–5:30pm Form Gatherings for Families
Coit Dining Hall Tent [Sixth Form]
Library Lawn Tent 1 [Fifth Form]
Lindsay Courtyard Tent [Fourth Form]
Library Lawn Tent 2 [Third Form]
5–7:30pm Community Casual Dinner
Coit Dining Hall
5:30pm Athletic Competitions
Boys Varsity Soccer [Bogle-Lechner Turf]
Girls Varsity Volleyball [AFC, Form of 1952 Gymnasium]
7:30–9pm SPS Ballet Company and Music Showcase [Hybrid]
Memorial Hall
8:30pm Astronomy Open House[weather permitting]
Hawley Observatory
Saturday, Oct. 16
9am–4pm School Store Open
8–10am Family Weekend Check-in
Chapel Lawn
9am Chapel for Parents [Hybrid]
[with remarks from Rector Kathy Giles and music by the Chapel Choir]
Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul
10–11:30am Student Expo
Chapel Lawn
11:30am–1:30pm Adviser Meetings
[arranged by faculty and held at an outdoor location or via Zoom]
11:30am–1:30pm Community Luncheon by House
Stovell Tennis Courts
1pm History of our Chapels Tour
Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul and Chapel of St. Paul
2pm Athletic Competitions
Check out the athletic schedule for all games
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