Traditions


The Darrow School is rich with beloved traditions that unite our community of students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. Some of these traditions include:

 

Convocation

This ceremony marks the start of a new school year, celebrates the senior class as community leaders, and culminates with the lighting of candles around Tanner's Pond.

 

Hands-to-Work

No other school has anything quite like our Shaker-inspired tradition of meaningful, collaborative work. Caring for our campus and volunteering in the community, students gain skills, enjoy teamwork, and feel rewarded by their efforts.

 

Tuesday Community Program

Every Tuesday, we gather as a community for programs covering, a range of topics including student leadership, diversity, culture and health. We then sit down for a family-style dinner to reflect on the program.

 

Friday Morning Meeting

Friday Morning Meeting is a time when the entire school joins together for reflection. It is a silent meeting, when we quietly consider our place in the world. Students and faculty share their reflections as they feel comfortable.

 

The Freshman Experience

In addition to an orientation at the start of the year, our first-year students enjoy their own special retreat to a nearby state park. Here, students spend time together reflecting, playing games, and learning from team-building activities.

 

Maple Fest

Celebrating the arrival of spring and the running of the sap, Maple Fest features syrup making, tractor rides, and a variety of outdoor games and activities.

 

Sports Banquet

After each sports season, the community gathers to celebrate the accomplishments of the student athletes, coaches, and teams.

 

Baccalaureate

The evening before Commencement,  we gather to honor students with individual awards for academic achievement, overall success and growth.

 

Commencement

The extended Darrow community gathers to mark and celebrate the senior class and their graduation from students to alumni.