Welcome to the parents' public page of the SPS website. If you are a current parent, please note the "Parent Resources" section which highlights some of the most frequently accessed documents.

Our goal in these pages is to provide a central hub for parents to find the information that is most pertinent to managing their child's life at SPS, and all that involves, including event calendars, a link to the School Bookstore, access to the online media gallery to see the latest snapshots of daily life at SPS, and lodging information for weekends spent in Concord. We are trying to make the online experience easier for you!

Current parents are encouraged to sign in to the website for access to secure information such as links for viewing schedules, grades, and online billing statements. The secure site also provides additional views into daily life at SPS through Chapel announcements, for instance.

If you experience any difficulty signing in, please contact webmaster@sps.edu.
Angel Colarusso
Director of Parent Giving
(603) 229-5644
Jennifer Fithian
Engagement Officer
(603) 229-4703
Mary Raymond
Administrative Assistant to Parent Giving
(603) 229-4654
Alisa Barnard ’94
Chief Engagement Officer
(603) 229-4842

Upcoming Events

List of 2 events.

  • Frederick E. Sears Science Lecture

    "Supernovae: Witnessing Cosmic Explosions"
    Presented by Yvette Cendes, Postdoctoral Fellow in Astronomy at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    Free and open to the public
    Friedman Community Center | Raffini Commons

    Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy. But how does a supernova happen? What would happen if one occurred in our own Milky Way? How can we use them to measure distances, and learn about the expansion of the universe?

    In this talk, Yvette will cover what causes a supernova event, and what they can tell us about how stars live and die in our universe. She will also discuss the human history of supernovae observations, ranging from historic observations a thousand years ago to her present-day research involving radio signals from supernovae. This will involve recent observations of Supernova 1987A, the closest supernova to Earth since the invention of the telescope, and how to use radio observations to figure out why a supernova exploded that was recorded over a century ago.

    Yvette Cendes is a postdoctoral fellow in astronomy at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Yvette completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in physics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She then moved abroad and completed her PhD studies at both the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and the University of Toronto in Canada.

    Yvette’s research is primarily in radio astronomy, where she studies “transient signals” that are not constant in the sky. These cover a broad range of objects, from supernovae (exploding stars) to tidal disruption events (black holes that eat stars) to fast radio bursts (a new type of signal where we don’t know what they are yet!). She is particularly interested in how these objects change over years and decades-how does a supernova interact with the environment surrounding it? How does a relativistic jet from a black hole change over time? Can we use shock waves from explosions to probe their surroundings?

    Additionally, Yvette is a science writer, with work appearing in publications like Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, Discover, and Scientific American. She is also a top 100 user on Reddit, where her “astronomer here!” comments are read by millions of people around the world.
  • Reception with Rector Kathleen C. Giles – San Francisco

    Join alumni, parents, and friends for an evening of informal conversation with Rector Kathy Giles
    University Club, 800 Powell Street, San Francisco
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