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Upper School

Weekly Updates

Week of May 25, 2023

It's been a busy week celebrating our seniors! After this year's Unity Assembly, we introduced a new tradition – Senior Farewell – where our Upper School faculty said goodbye to each senior as they left campus one final time. 

Graduation Week
We are fast approaching graduation for the Class of 2023! Please see Monday’s email for more details about this week’s events. Commencement will begin at 6:30 p.m., and students need to arrive by 5:45 p.m. for the class picture. We will live stream the ceremony on the Porter-Gaud YouTube channel. Here is the link. 

Summer Work and Supply Lists for 2023-2024 School Year
Summer work and supply lists will be posted on the school website by Monday, June 5th. 

Interdisciplinary Seminars
During the 2023-2024 school year, Porter-Gaud will offer bimonthly seminars to engage sophomores, juniors, and seniors in rigorous, cross-disciplinary learning and enable them to explore real-world applications at the intersection of multiple fields of interest. Selectees will dedicate an hour each week to their seminar. For more details, please click here. 

Book, Technology, and Uniform Returns
As we move toward the close of the school year, students must return library books, technology (if necessary), and athletic uniforms. Items from seniors were due on May 24, and underclassmen must return items by June 1. Report cards and final transcripts will be held if items are not returned or if accounts are not paid in full. Click here to read the email with grade-specific information

9th - 11th Grade Exam Schedule

  • Friday, May 26
    • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – G Block
    • 12:00 - 12:45 – Lunch
    • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – F Block
  • Tuesday, May 30
    • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - E Block
    • 12:00 - 12:45 – Lunch
    • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - D Block
  • Wednesday, May 31
    • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - C Block
    • 12:00 - 12:45 – Lunch
    • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - B Block
  • Thursday, June 1  
    • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - A Block
    • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Make-Up Exams

Important Calendar Dates for Planning Purposes

  • May 26: Upper School Exams
  • May 27: Graduation
  • May 29: Memorial Day - School Closed
  • May 30: Upper School Exams
  • May 31: Upper School Exams
  • June 1: Upper School Exams and Last Day of School




Head of Upper School

Assistant Head of Upper School & Dean of Students

Upper School Counselor

PALMER KENNEDYHead/Upper School Chaplain

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