Greenhill's traditions center around our students; whether students are in the Preschool, Lower, Middle, or Upper School, our traditions bring the Greenhill community together for moments of excitement and reflection. As Greenhill continues to grow and evolves, we believe that traditions - both new and old - celebrate our core values and instill a sense of community spirit and pride in our students.

Heart of the Hill

Greenhill is a 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.
Heart of the Hill was started in 1997 and engages small groups of students as well as faculty and staff in projects that provide service to the School and outside communities along with 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.

Some of Greenhill's favorite traditions:

Homecoming Week
A pep rally, a community dinner, athletic competitions, and traditional Senior class sweatshirts celebrate Greenhill past and present.
ISAS Fine Arts Festival
During a spring weekend, Upper School students share their performing and visual arts talents with their peers at other ISAS schools.
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.
Painting of Water Tower
In this prank-turned-tradition, seniors leave their mark on Greenhill's Water Tower.
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.
Halloween Parade & Scary Sing
On this spooky day, students parade around campus in costume. Preschool and Lower School students gather to hear stories and sing.
Greek Day
Studies of ancient Greece culminate in a fifth grade student-directed grade-level performance and a feast of epic proportions.

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