Snapshots of St. George's

Alixe Callen's Inaugural Year
Posted 10/06/2017 11:00AM

Campus Life

In this space we will keep a running log of important and interesting moments in the tenure our 12th Head of School, Alixe Callen, as she navigates her first year at St. George’s. To read more of our coverage on Ms. Callen's arrival, view this article from our magazine and this Q&A on the Head of School's page on our website.

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June 29, 2018
Head of School Alixe Callen wrapped up her inaugural year on the Hilltop with a letter and video message to the community. Read the letter here. Watch the video here.

May 28, 2018 

Head of School Alixe Callen presided over her first Prize Day Ceremony. Read her welcome address here. Watch the video here.

May 16, 2018
Ms. Callen completed a year of welcome receptions, traveling coast to coast to meet SG alumni and parents. A photo gallery of her visits around the country can be viewed here.

May 3, 2018 
Ms. Callen sent this letter to the community to share the actions St. George's School has taken to continue to ensure the safety and wellness of students.

April 20, 2018 
Ms. Callen opened SG's A Weekend for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by welcoming attendees before the keynote speaker.

April 6, 2018 
Head of School Alixe Callen gave a chapel talk to prospective students and their families during Revisit Weekend. Watch the video here.

Feb. 15, 2018
Ms. Callen sent a letter to the community to give an update on school culture and community engagement initiatives.

Feb. 6, 2018 
Ms. Callen delivered a chapel speech marking the start of Black History Month. The speech can be read here.

Dec. 6, 2017 
Ms. Callen sent a letter to the community to give an update on her first year of headship and what she has learned so far.

Nov. 20, 2017
Meet Alixe Callen in this video sent to our community. 

Nov. 1, 2017
Head of School Alixe Callen delivers this chapel talk: "Kindness Matters."

Oct. 24, 2017
Board Chair Leslie Heaney introduces Head of School Alixe Callen at the alumni reception in New York. Ms. Callen addresses those gathered. View the video here.

Oct. 10, 2017
Ms. Callen reflects on her first month of the academic year — and the positive and supportive community she's found here on the Hilltop — in this letter to the community.

Oct. 6-7, 2017
During Family Weekend, Ms. Callen makes this address as part of our community dinner event in the Dorrance Field House. Watch the video of her address on our YouTube channel.

Sept. 14, 2017
The annual Honor Chapel takes place, during which community members pledge to adhere to the school's Honor Code. Alixe makes this address.

In the evening, Alixe greets local parents and alumni at a reception at Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, R.I. Watch a video of her remarks here. View photos of the event here.

Sept. 7, 2017
The community celebrates the opening of the academic year under the leadership of Head of School Alixe Callen during our Convocation service in the chapel on Thursday, Sept. 7. In her address, Ms. Callen tells students she hopes they will allow themselves to be less than perfect — and to be emboldened by the understanding and encouraging community around them. "I want emotion," she said. "I want you to ask questions, tell us your worries, be open to risks, and trust that this incredible community will support you." Watch the video of Ms. Callen's entire address on our Vimeo channel.

Sept. 5, 2017
Ms. Callen welcomes our 123 new families to the Hilltop and makes this address in the chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Aug. 23, 2017
On Aug. 23, 2017, the Newport Daily News publishes this profile of Alixe, in which she outlines her core values and approach to leadership at a new school.

Aug. 4, 2017
On Aug. 4, 2017, Alixe meets members of the greater St. George’s community on Martha’s Vineyard. Photos are on our Flickr.com page.

July 11, 2017
Ms. Callen’s first letter to the community is sent on July 11, 2017.

July 1, 2017
Ms. Callen arrives on campus and her tenure begins.

Dec. 9, 2016 
Ms. Alixe Callen is announced as the first female head of St. George’s on Dec. 9, 2016. Watch the video on our Vimeo channel.




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