Event on the Hilltop

Prize Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 23

Spring SG vs. Middlesex Games (away)

Sunday, May 24

10:30 a.m. — Athletic Awards Ceremony (required for all students)
11:15 a.m. — Graduation rehearsal for sixth-formers (required)
5:45-6:45 p.m. — Dinner for sixth-formers and their immediate families, King Hall
7-8 p.m. — Sixth-Form Chapel: A Service of Light
8:15 p.m. — Dessert, Main Common Room

Monday, May 25

8:30 a.m. — Holy Communion service (voluntary), Little Chapel
10:45 a.m. — Prize Day Chapel Service for sixth-formers and their immediate families
12 p.m. — Awarding of Diplomas and Prizes, Front Circle
1 p.m. — Lunch, King Hall Terrace

Please note that for two events the school uses the language “sixth-formers and their immediate families” – this should be interpreted as parents, siblings and grandparents. This restriction is necessary to ensure that there is enough space for all in King Hall and especially in the chapel. If you have any questions, please be in touch with the Assistant to the Head of School Jen Kelley.

Diploma/Prize Photography

Chambers Photography will be photographing students as they receive their diploma. Proofs, pricing and order information is mailed directly to each family by the vendor. If you do not receive this information or have a question, you can reach them at 781-834-9954 or this email.


When is the first official Prize Day event for families?

On Sunday, May 24, dinner will be available in King Hall starting at 5:45 p.m. The Sixth-Form Chapel will begin at 7 p.m.

Are there commitments for seniors that we should be aware of when planning family events during the weekend?

Yes. Final athletic contests are Saturday, May 23. In addition, seniors are required to attend the Sports Awards Assembly and graduation rehearsal on Sunday morning from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m

Can my boarding graduate spend the night with us off-campus Saturday and/or Sunday night(s) of prize Day weekend?

No. Boarding students are expected to remain in the dorms. They must sign-in with their dorm parents at 11 p.m. on Saturday night and following the chapel service on Sunday night.

Can day students spend the night in the dorm on Sunday night before Prize Day?

No. On Monday morning, the seniors will get up early to watch the sunrise over Second Beach and have coffee and donuts at the head of school's home. Day students are welcome to come to campus early to join those events but they cannot spend the night on campus.

Who is welcome to attend each event over the weekend?

  • Sunday night dinner in King Hall: 5:45-6:45 p.m. in King Hall – Immediate family members are welcome to attend dinner. This includes parents, siblings, and grandparents.
  • Sunday Sixth-Form Chapel: 7 p.m. in the Chapel – Immediate family members are welcome to attend. This includes parents, siblings, and grandparents.
  • Monday Holy Communion Chapel – 8:30 a.m. in the Little Chapel – This is an optional event and all guests are welcome.
  • Monday Prize Day Chapel Service - 10:45 a.m. in the Chapel – Immediate family members are welcome to attend , this includes parents, siblings, and grandparents.
  • Monday Awarding of Diplomas – 12 p.m. in the Front Circle – All are welcome and there is no assigned seating; Seating is first-come, first served.
  • Monday luncheon – 1 p.m. on the King Hall Terrace – All are welcome to join us for a casual luncheon following the ceremony.

Why are certain events limited to immediate family? (parents, siblings, and grandparents)

Certain spaces on campus, including the Chapel and King Hall, have limited seating and we want to ensure that all immediate family have the opportunity to experience these events

What time do seniors need to be moved out of their boarding/day rooms on Monday?

5 p.m. Students will have been given ample time to pack and get their rooms organized before Prize Day Weekend begins. Dorm faculty will be available until 5 p.m. on Monday for the official check-out process. Please help the dorm parents by adhering to this timeframe and ensuring that dorm and day spaces are cleared of all personal belongings and are clean.

Are graduates allowed back on campus during the week following Prize Day to visit friends and faculty?

No. Underform students and faculty will be fully engaged in final assessments and graduates are a distraction to that important effort. Please help the school by not allowing graduates to return to campus during the week. If there is a specific situation that warrants a return, graduates can be in touch with the Student Life Office to seek permission to return to campus.