Grade 8 Important Dates

Mark Your Calendars!

Eighth grade is a year marked by significant growth, expanded leadership opportunities, and the transition to the Upper School.

Please put these dates on your family’s calendar in preparation for this important year. Additional information will be shared in advance of each event.


Substance Abuse Prevention: Grade 8 Student and Parent Roundtable

Required of all Grade 8 students and parents.

7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023

Brenda Conlan, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, will lead a series of workshops with Grade 8 students throughout the week of March 20-24, 2023. On the evening of March 23, she will facilitate a roundtable discussion between grade level parents and students in support of open communication about this important topic. This event is dependent upon full participation by all eighth grade students and parents. 


Grade 8 Class Day Rehearsal

Required of all Grade 8 students

10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

While classes end for all PS-8 students on Friday, May 26, eighth grade students return to campus the following week to celebrate their class and to be recognized for their growth. On May 31, eighth graders gather on campus to rehearse the Class Day ceremony and enjoy a closing lunch with faculty.


Grade 8 Exhibitions and Class Day

Required of all Grade 8 students. Families, including siblings and special friends, are encouraged to attend.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2023

Class Day is the closing ceremony that marks the conclusion of a student’s time on the Belfield campus. Each eighth grade student prepares and presents an Exhibition, an original composition in which the student reflects on their growth and accomplishments during the middle school years. Exhibition presentations are followed by the Class Day Ceremony in which the accomplishments of the class are recognized and celebrated. Family, including siblings, loved ones, and special friends, are encouraged to attend both the Exhibition presentations and the Class Day Ceremony.

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