In a tradition dating back to the school's earliest days, the entire school gathers for assembly on most Thursdays. Students, alumni/ae, and noted guests from the worlds of arts, letters, science, business, and politics speak, perform, and discuss their life's work. 

Fall 2021


  • September 16: No school, Yom Kippur
  • September 23: No school, Hancock
  • September 30: Introducing Our New Faculty/Staff: Bronwen Callahan, History Teacher; Dethie Faye, Chef Manager; Adam Hinterlang, Director of Information Technology and Facilities; Abby Lawrence, Advancement Coordinator; Jake MacDonnell, Librarian and Registrar; Lisa Palmero McGrath, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


  • October 7: Elizabeth Parada, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant
  • October 14: Reverend Irene Monroe, LGBTQ Advocate, Theologian, and Speaker
  • October 21: Steve Liss '73, Documentary Filmmaker    
  • October 26: Special assembly, Simon Gronowski, Holocaust Survivor 
  • October 28: No assembly, long recess


  • November 4: No assembly, student organization meetings
  • November 11: No school, Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 18: Mira Bernstein '89, P'20, Algorithmic Bias Researcher
  • November 23: Thanksgiving Assembly, A Harvest Celebration
  • November 25: No school, Thanksgiving


  • December 2: Dr. Carl Wunsch, Oceanography and Climate Change
  • December 9: Wesley Morgan '09, Journalist Covering Afghanistan
  • December 16: Holiday assembly, A Winter Celebration
  • December 23: No school, Winter Break
  • December 30: No school, Winter Break