At Greenhill, our traditions develop community, give homage to the past, and, in some cases, serve as rites of passage. Most importantly, they reflect our commitment to individuality and our diverse atmosphere.
A Look at Some of Our Favorite Traditions
Homecoming Week - A pep rally, a community dinner, athletic competitions, and traditional Senior class sweatshirts celebrate Greenhill past and present.
Painting of Water Tower - In this prank-turned-tradition, seniors leave their mark on Greenhill's Water Tower.
Founders' Day - The whole school gathers on this special day to honor our beginnings through songs, service and community.
Music on the Quad - Every fall and spring, students enjoy diverse professional music performances on the quad during lunch.
Halloween Parade & Scary Sing - On this spooky day, Preschool, Lower School and 12th grade students parade around campus in costume. Preschool and Lower School students gather to hear stories and sing.
Color Wars - This friendly Upper School class rivalry includes year-long competitions like grade-level tug-of-war, quiz bowl, and competitive pie eating.
Greenhill Goes Global - Families set up booths in the gym representing their cultures and countries. Performances, art and food complete the celebration.
Greek Day - Studies of ancient Greece culminate in a fifth grade student-directed grade-level performance and a feast of epic proportions.
ISAS Fine Arts Festival - During a spring weekend, Upper School students share their performing and visual arts talents with their peers at other ISAS (Independent School Association of the Southwest) schools.
Heart of the Hill
Greenhill is a coed-community that feels like a family. Heart of the Hill, a campus program that brings students from different divisions together, ensures that we maintain this family feeling throughout the busy school year.
Started in 1997, Heart of the Hill engages small groups of students and faculty in projects that:
Provide service to the school and outside communities
Teach, celebrate, and perpetuate the school’s rich history
Groups, known as Legacy Groups or Heart of the Hill Groups, meet 6-8 times per year. Members of each group stay the same from year to year, forming deep relationships and strengthening the Greenhill Community. Each year on September 11, our Founders’ Day, the school honors an important employee, alum or board member by naming a group after him or her.
Alumni Holiday Party
PA Forum: Mindfulness Exercise Before Late Start Day
All School Late Start
Heart of the Hill
PA Forum: A Crisis of Confidence: How Our DOING is UNDOING Them
Primer Informational Event
US Lecture Hall
3rd/4th Grade Winter Choral Concert
6:30 PM MPAC Rose Hall
PreK Cultural Potluck Celebration
MS Winter Choral Concert
MPAC Rose Hall
Kindergarten: Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal
Kindergarten: Nutcracker Performance
A coed independent day school for prekindergarten – Grade 12