Events and Traditions
The WT Upper School experience includes many meaningful traditions:
A spring tradition, Class Day celebrates and recognizes students for excellence in all areas of school life -- academics, athletics, the arts, and service.
Sponsored each year by the Upper School Student Council, Classcapades is an annual grade-level competition that showcases the talents and abilities of the student body in fun and engaging ways. Students prove their knowledge of Pop Culture, Movie Quotes, Spelling Backwards, Geography, and Teacher Facts in our annual Jeopardy-style Quiz Bowl event; harness their quick reflexes in our Dodgeball matches; call upon their comedic instincts in our Improv Comedy event; and demonstrate the artistic abilities in order to be crowned the champion of our Upper School Talent Show.
Ninth Grade Retreat
The annual Ninth Grade Retreat (two days and one night in late August) is the foundation for a strong and cohesive freshman class.
Together with their advisors, administrators, and senior class leaders, ninth graders convene at Ligonier Camp and Conference Center to begin to strengthen their bond as new members of the Upper School community. Campfire building and high and low ropes courses are a few of the ways students develop skills in cooperation, risk-taking, and being supportive of one another.
Senior Appreciation Assembly
Each May, the Senior Appreciation Assembly is a festive time of camaraderie and congratulations for graduating seniors and their parents/guardians; a time to welcome a new class to the Alumnae/i Association; and a time of sharing memories of "Dear Old WT."