2024 Graduation Events

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Marching Practices


There will be two mandatory marching practices on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30, both starting at 9:00 am.  Please ensure that your senior is in attendance for both rehearsals. Students should wear or bring the shoes that they plan to walk in for the rehearsals.


5/16/24 – Senior Breakfast:


Seniors will get to enjoy a breakfast with their advisory in the Streeter Dining Hall during the school day, which will also be the last time that advisors and advisees will be together as a group.  Seniors will hear from their Senior Class Dean, the Alumni Office, and Dr. Howell.  The school day will remain the same with shortened classes to accommodate the Senior Breakfast.  All underclassmen will meet with their advisories in their normal advisory locations during the Senior Breakfast.


5/29 – Last Chapel:


This is an event for all current students and faculty/staff to celebrate our departing faculty and celebrate our seniors as a school.  Families may watch this ceremony. The link will be provided prior to the event.


5/30/23 – Senior Prom: 


Our Senior Prom will take place in front of Brantview Hall under the tent from 8:00 – 11:00 pm. Valet parking will be available for Seniors at the circle in front of Brantview, or they can park in any of the student parking spaces and walk up.  Families are welcome to line the Brantview Dr. sidewalk to await the arrival of their senior!


5/31 Senior Tea:

Seniors and Senior advisors are invited to Headmaster Howell’s house on Main Street, next to Severance Hall, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to enjoy tea and time with Dr. Howell and the Senior advisors. 


6/2 Class Day:


Class Day is our Senior awards ceremony and gives families a to hear the Seniors sing their Senior Song.  It is the first time Seniors will be in their caps and gowns, and is mandatory for all seniors.  Seniors need to arrive no later than 12:15 pm to line up on Stowe Green (Alumni Gym if it is raining).  Seniors should be in dress code or better for this event, which includes dress shoes, no septum piercings, and no facial hair. 


Families will be allowed to start entering the Field House at 12:00 pm, and tickets are not required for this event.  Class Day will also be streamed for those who cannot attend. Please use this link: https://vimeo.com/event/4321230


6/2 Senior Concert:


The Senior Concert is a chance for Senior musicians to shine for the last time as SJA students. It will take place in the South Church Hall starting at 3:30 pm All are welcome to attend, and no tickets are required. 


6/3 Graduation Ceremony:


The graduation ceremony will take place in the Field House starting at 10:00 am and is mandatory for all seniors. Seniors should arrive no later than 9:15 am to line up on Stowe Green (Alumni Gym, if raining) in their caps and gowns. Seniors should be in dress code or better for this event, which includes dress shoes, no septum piercings, and no facial hair. 


The doors to the Field House will open at 9:00 am, and seating is first come, first served. From 9:00 to 9:50 am, only those with tickets will be allowed to enter, so please be sure to get tickets to those you would like to have a seat. Each senior will receive eight tickets for family and friends. At 9:50 am, the gates will open to anyone who does not have a ticket; however, we cannot guarantee that everyone who enters at 9:50 am will have a seat.


To preserve the sanctity of this event, we ask that families remain seated and refrain from talking or cheering as each graduate receives their diploma.  We promise we will let you celebrate loudly and proudly once everyone has received their diploma!


The Graduation ceremony will be streamed for those who cannot attend. Please use this link: https://vimeo.com/event/4310609. Extra tickets may be available in the Headmaster’s Office starting May 28th. 


As a reminder, if you have not paid the $50.00 graduation fee, you must pay that before the eight graduation tickets can be given to your student.  If this fee creates a financial hardship for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Betsy Legendre or have your student stop by the Headmaster’s Office. 


If you have any questions about any of the Commencement Week events, please reach out to Betsy Legendre at blegendre@stjacademy.org or (802)-751-2033. 


We are so excited to share these times with you all and are so proud of each and every one of our Seniors!  Congratulations to the Class of 2024!