Dear Parents and Guardians of the class of 2021,
Congratulations on the momentous occasion of your child’s upcoming graduation from Brooks School!
Below are resources that will hopefully help make your visit to campus a great one.
Graduation is a two-event celebration, with a dinner on Saturday, June 5 and Prize Day on Sunday, June 6.
Vaccination/Testing Required For Guests
All parents, guardians and guests attending events on June 5 and June 6 will either need to be fully vaccinated (final dose by Saturday, May 22), or have tested negative for COVID-19 on June 3 or June 4.
Traditionally, Lawn Ceremony and Prize Day are the weekend of graduation. However, due to the pandemic, the two events are being separated and will take place one week apart.
Sunday, May 30: LAWN CEREMONY
- 2:00 p.m FOR IN-PERSON STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES
Prizes are awarded for academic, artistic and athletic achievements to students in all classes at the ceremony. Student speakers will share remarks. This event will be livestreamed.
Saturday, June 5: DINNER & SLIDESHOW
- 6:30 p.m. DINNER
Students in the graduating class will enjoy a special meal together with their immediate parents/guardians outdoors in the Prize Day tent, overlooking Lake Cochichewick.
- 7:30 p.m. "SENIOR SLIDESHOW" PRESENTATION
Per tradition, the soon-to-be graduates will be treated with a video of photographs from throughout their time at Brooks. (Bring tissues!)
Sunday, June 6: PRIZE DAY
- 8:30 a.m. SENIOR PINNING BREAKFAST
Rosettes will be pinned on all graduates. Since 1932, sixth-formers have worn a Brooks rosette as an emblem of their accomplishments. A self-adhesive Brooks patch will be given to students wearing a blazer.
- 9:30 a.m. SIXTH-FORM CHAPEL SERVICE
- 10:15 a.m. PRIZE DAY CEREMONY
Sixth-form students are awarded prizes and diplomas at this final graduation event held outside, beneath the tent overlooking Lake Cochichewick, behind Frick Dining Hall. At this time, attendance has increased to six guests per graduate. Seating will follow CDC, state and local COVID-19 safety recommendations. Masks are required. This event will be livestreamed.
Feel free to contact Assistant to the Head of School and Special Projects Director Mary Ellen Yates at (978) 725-6329.