“Beyond the Classroom: Student friendship and collaboration are promoted beyond the classroom. The shared excitement and struggle of a close basketball game, the shared laughter or tragedy as the students perform a play, the shared sweat and purpose of volunteer projects for the school or for the community—these kind of shared activities knit us together as a single community. Life as a school community extends to athletics, music concerts and contests, play week, service projects, and other school groups and activities. Theme weeks, annual fundraisers, grammar school history festivals, and end of the year activities become school traditions. Upper school students plan numerous social events.”