Opening remarks for the 2019-2020 school year

Welcome back to you all. Special welcome to the ninth graders and to all of you who are new to the Upper School. I hope that you all had a great week and that those of you who are new to Waynflete will feel, with each passing day, that the Upper School is becoming more and more like home base to you. Please know that we are really excited that you have joined our community.

I want to start the year by asking a question that may seem a little odd coming from me.

What is the point of school? Really, what is the point of school?

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Congratulations Class of 2019!

It was a whirlwind week at Waynflete, but final events have come to a close and suddenly the hallways feel oddly quiet. We had two wonderful ceremonies for our graduating seniors—Baccalaureate and Commencement. Click below to see photos and poetry readings from the events.

Photographs
Baccalaureate
Commencement

Baccalaureate poetry
Amazement Awaits
Just Beyond Yourself
The Guest House

Commencement poetry
The Ones We Have Been Waiting For
A Billion Breaths (Caroline Routh ’19)