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Saints Converge on the Hilltop for Family Weekend and Homecoming

Jim Norman

It was a joyful weekend on the hilltop as family and friends of students joined alumni on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, for our annual Family Weekend and Homecoming festivities. More than 400 visitors came to campus to celebrate.

Guests who arrived Thursday night were treated to a lively concert by talented student musicians and singers at Italia Mia restaurant in New Milford. The show featured a variety of songs from our Contemporary Music Bands, Varsity Voices, Canterbury Rock Band, and Jazz-Rock-Pop Ensemble, as well as additional performances from smaller groups.

On Saturday morning, family members had breakfast together and were welcomed by Head of School Rachel Stone P ’23, ’24, who updated them on the current state of the School. 

Afterward, Rachel shared her excitement about the weekend. “It is wonderful to see everyone on campus,” she said. “I'm grateful that we can once again host families for class visits, faculty conferences, the Italia Mia concert, athletic events—a firsthand look at a day in the life of our students."

There was more musical entertainment in store for families as Varsity Voices performed in the Steers Center Ragland Commons. Families also attended classes, faculty conferences, college information sessions, a presentation on mental health, and athletic practices. Throughout the weekend, they had the opportunity to view a student art exhibit in the Edward J. Duffy Family Art Gallery.

Parents, families, and students were then joined by alumni for the Homecoming celebration on Saturday afternoon, October 29. The beautiful fall weather was perfect for gathering en masse at the Homecoming tent for fun activities, food, and cheering on our Saints teams in action throughout the two days.

“It was great to be back on the beautiful Canterbury hilltop to fully experience Family Weekend,” said Amy Kessing P ’20, ’22. “We enjoyed the opportunity to attend classes, talk with teachers, watch a field hockey game, and meet new friends. Thanks to everyone who made this weekend possible!”