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Back-to-School Details

Divisional Portals with Division-Specific Back-to-School Details:
Divisional Portals are your home-base for all things related to your child’s experience in their division. All information related to supplies, books, and schedules can be found in the division portal. Be sure to bookmark these pages as Division Directors will communicate important updates for families on the portal throughout the year. To access your child’s portal, visit the links below:

2023-2024 Major Dates
Please click here for this year’s major dates calendar. Below we have highlighted important dates for the opening of school:

  • August 19 - All School Back to School Social

  • August 22 - PYC, I, VI, IX and new student orientation

  • August 23 - Opening Day of School

  • August 25 - 125th Convocation & All School Picture Day

  • September 22 - Founders' Day Reception

  • September 23 - Homecoming and Tailgate

School day schedule including early drop-off and after hours
Early drop-off and after hours care will be provided starting August 23. Early drop-off is available to all students and is complementary for PYC and Lower School families. PYC students who use early drop-off will enter Columbia House directly, and Lower School students who use early drop-off will enter through the main entrance at 65 S. Drexel Avenue, not the Lower School entrance. The PYC will also offer early drop-off during the half-day orientation on August 22. 

Please click here for current information related to school transportation including pickup and dropoff times. Should you have any questions related to transportation, please contact Jason Barnett, Operations & Facilities Coordinator. Registration for bus transportation is located within FinalForms.

School pictures for all divisions: August 25 
Students are required to be in Official Uniform. This year we will be partnering with a new company called RipCho Studio. You can order prints here with picture day code: pd3378csg. Retakes will take place on October 16.

FinalForms: Required school forms for the 2023-2024 school year
FinalForms is our system for completing required school forms related to health, transportation, school policies, and other related topics. Please log into: to access your account. If you have not logged into Final Forms before, please follow the online prompts to establish your profile. If you have forgotten your password, please follow the online prompts to reset your password. Students in Middle and Upper School will also receive a confirmation email once parents and guardians have registered and completed the forms. 

Classroom Teacher, Daily Schedules, and Advisory Assignments
As we prepare for the new school year, official information about homeroom and advisor assignments will arrive to families in the next two weeks. All students will have finalized information regarding homeroom and advisors by August 18. 

Important Contact Information
Our Division Directors and program leaders are eager to hear from you with any questions you may have. You can reach them at anytime using the details below: