First Week at Senior School

The new school year begins this September, and we look forward to welcoming all our new and returning families.

Below is the timetable to the first week at Senior School. Additional details are available in the Family Handbook (includes information for boarders), the School Calendar and the Online Calendar. New families might want to get directions to campus or review the uniform requirements.

New families might want to get directions to campus or review the uniform requirements.

As soon as possible

School supplies can be purchased during Boarding Orientation including the TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator. Here is a basic list for students in Grades 9-12. Teachers will inform students what additional supplies are required in the first day of class.

Tues, Sept. 3, 1-4 pm

New boarders can move in to their rooms starting at 1:00 pm.

Tues, Sept. 3, 4 pm

New Boarding Parents Cocktail Reception and welcome from Head of School, Mark Turner and the Advancement Office (adults only).

Tues, Sept. 3, 5 pm

Family Dinner for new boarders and their families followed by house meetings for students and a brief meeting for parents in the small gym.

Wed, Sept. 4, 9 am - 12:45 pm

All Grade 9 students and new students for Grades 10, 11, and 12 meet for Orientation outside the single gym doors at 9 am. The morning will consist of fun, interactive games where you’ll get to know each other as well as learn more about the school. Please wear #2 summer uniform. Lunch is provided afterwards in the Quad.

Wed, Sept. 4, 12-1 pm

Lunch for all boarders and new SMUS students in the Quad. New boarding parents are welcome.

Wed, Sept. 4, 12:30-1:10 pm

New Grade 11 and 12 students meet in the Library Classroom.

Wed, Sept. 4, 1 pm

All Grade 9 students meet on the playing fields.

Wed, Sept. 4, 1-2 pm

Parents’ Auxiliary Welcome Coffee Party for all families in the Chapel gardens.

Wed, Sept. 4, 1:15-1:55 pm

New Grade 10 students meet in the Library Classroom.

Wed, Sept. 4, 2-3:30 pm

Assembly and Advisor Group activities for all students in the single gym.

Wed, Sept. 4, 5 pm

Boarders' dinner on campus followed by house meetings.

Thur, Sept. 5, 8:10 am

First full day of classes for Senior School students begins at 8:10 am.