Annual School Events
During the school year, Friends Academy holds a variety of events that bring together our community for social enrichment and fun! For this year’s event dates, please reference our school calendar.
During the first full week of school in September, Middle School students spend time together outdoors in various settings to learn more about themselves and about each other. Through this experience, students build teamwork and social skills that create a foundation for their Middle School experience.
- Sixth grade stays on campus, experiencing the ropes course, studying the environment, and participating in service learning opportunities.
- Seventh grade travels to Nature’s Classroom, an outdoor education program in Groton, Mass. on a salt marsh in Wiscasset, Maine.
- Eighth grade spends four days and three nights camping, canoeing, and building community at Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine.
These evening meetings, held in early fall, allow parents to visit school and get to know their child’s teachers and curriculum. The night includes a welcome from the Head of School, presentations about programs and expectations for the year, and introductions to special subject teachers and administrators.
All students and faculty members are invited to display their costumes in an outdoor parade. Parents are invited to watch.
This annual event takes place in the spring. Books are available for purchase, with a portion of the profits benefiting the library. There is also an opportunity to make a donation to your child’s classroom by selecting a book from a teacher wish list.
Held in the fall, winter, and spring, these assemblies highlight seasonal music, dance, and drama. These include the fifth and sixth grade musical in fall, WinterFest and Revels in December, and the seventh and eighth grade musical in March.
To foster connections for our students with adults beyond the immediate family, particularly those across generations, Friends hosts this special day each May. Grandparents or family friends are invited to join students in their classrooms.
Students participate in a spirit/field day in the spring. Students are assigned a team, Blue or Gray, and represent that team for their entire tenure at Friends Academy.
On the last day of school, a special ceremony celebrates the graduation of the eighth grade. Each graduate rings the Morgan Street Bell, a rite of passage for our alumni.