School Traditions

Standing traditions make going to school at Solebury memorable, distinctive and fun:

House Competitions

Solebury's entire student body, faculty, and staff are divided up into four houses named after the school's founders: Holmquist, Washburn, Lathrop, and Erskine. Houses compete throughout the year for house points, with a winning house awarded at year's end. (Lathrop snagged the 2016-2017 win for the first time ever!)

New students and staff are sorted into houses during Convocation...

Convocation

While the spring Commencement ceremony is about celebrating the completion of the student’s time at Solebury, Convocation is about celebrating the beginning of a Solebury experience. It gives us a moment to come together as a community at the start of the school year, to reflect upon the academic year ahead of us, and, above all, it gives us an opportunity to warmly welcome the new students joining our community.


Class Trip Day

Each September, students spend a day off campus enjoying various activities. Arranged by classes, the trips build community between students.


Soccer Under the Lights

Every fall, the girls and boys varsity soccer teams play a local rival school under the lights. It's a fun evening for the entire community: students, parents, faculty, and alumni.


Stem Week

Held every October, Solebury School’s math and science departments host an incredible week of learning to engage all of our students — and to possibly inspire future careers — in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. The week culminates in a fun school-wide activity.


Coffee House

Every trimester, students and teachers get the opportunity to showcase their talents during Coffee House. In an informal atmosphere, anyone can sing, recite poetry, perform dance, or play an instrument. This fun-filled evening attracts all members of the Solebury community.


Cookies and Carols

To celebrate the winter holidays, students, parents, and faculty come together for an evening of singing and potluck dessert.


Senior Class/Board of Trustees Dinner

During this special night in January, our senior class is welcomed into the ranks of alumni by our Board of Trustees with a formal pinning ceremony.


Arts Festival Week

Every spring, students and faculty immerse themselves in the arts with an exciting week of workshops, performances, field trips, and lectures by professional artists, teachers, and even the occasional student.


SoleFest

On a gorgeous Friday in the spring, the entire school community comes together for a day of music, food, games, and outdoor fun.