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 cookout, the big game, and 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 ice cream.
Music on the Quad - Every fall and spring, students enjoy professional music performances on the quad over lunch.
Halloween Parade & Scary Sing - On this spooky day, Preschool, Lower School and 12th grade students parade around campus in costume.
Color Wars - This friendly Upper School class rivalry includes grade-level tug-of-war, quiz bowl, and competitive pie eating.
Greenhill Goes Global - Families set up booths in the gym representing their cultures. 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.
PA Community Meeting Presents Greenhill Facult & Staff Leaders
PA Forum: What to Expect in Ninth Grade & Beyond
US Lecture Hall
PreK Pennies to Share Gallery
1st Grade Pet Day
US Academic Honors Assembly
US Professional Development Day (No US Classes)
8th Grade Parent Washington D.C. Trip Meeting
PA Forum: How History Comes Alive in the Middle School
5th Grade Day at the Park
A coed independent day school for prekindergarten – Grade 12