End of Year 2018 Information

Please see the information below regarding the end of year activities at Bishop's. 

List of 15 items.

  • Monday, April 23 - Senior Snack

    Time: 10 - 10:40 a.m.
    Location: In front of the library
  • Wednesday, April 25 - Cum Laude Ceremony

    Time: 9:35 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
    Location: St. James-by-the-Sea Church, La Jolla
    Attendance: Junior and senior classes; parents of senior inductees only
    Attire: Full dress uniform with Bishop’s sweater as outerwear, if desired

    The event is followed by a brief reception at St. James and photos of the inductees on the steps of Gilman Hall on campus. All seniors and any parents of inductees are invited to attend the ceremony and reception.
  • Saturday, April 28 - Bishop's Auction

    Time: 5:30 - 11 p.m.
  • May 7-18 - Advanced Placement Exams

    AP exams are given Monday through Friday during the weeks of May 7 - 11 and May 14 -18. Registration for exams takes place soon after Winter Break. You will be contacted if financial assistance is available to you. Check with your senior for the days of their individual exams. If you have questions, contact Marianne Kullback. Please have your senior register for exams, and then once your senior is registered at a college/university, check with the school about their policy regarding AP scores. This can determine whether or not a student will want to sit for particular exams.
  • Friday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. - Junior-Senior Prom

    Time: 7 - 11 p.m.
    Location: Catamaran Resort
    Attendance: Junior and senior classes and guests
    Attire: Dress is formal.
    Dinner is included in the ticket price. Prom ticket price $100.
    Students are not permitted to drive themselves to this event, so transportation must be provided.
  • Friday, May 25 - Awards Day and Yearbook Distribution

    Time: 8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    The only class period of the day is Period 7, which will begin at 8:20 a.m.
    Awards Ceremony: The Awards Ceremony is from 9:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Attendance is required in dress uniform. Bishop’s sweater may be worn as outer layer.
    Yearbook: Yearbook distribution and signing from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 29 - Cumulative Exam Period Begins

    Cumulative Exam Period begins Tuesday, May 29 and goes through Period 7 on Tuesday, June 5.
  • Wednesday, May 30 - Dinner for Parents and Guardians of Seniors

    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Location: The Bishop’s School, Ellen Browning Scripps Hall
    Attendance: Senior parents and guardians (seniors do not attend).
    The event is hosted by Head of School Aimeclaire Roche.
  • Monday, June 4 - Senior Salute Lunch and College Apparel Day

    Lunch Time: 1:15 - 1:55p.m.
    Lunch Location: In front of the library
    Apparel: Seniors can wear college apparel from the school they will be attending. This includes hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants etc. Other than college apparel items, free dress guidelines apply.
  • Tuesday, June 5 - Senior Salute Day

    Location: The Bishop’s School
    Attendance: Senior class
    Attire: Regular uniform, or class T-shirt with regular uniform. This is not a day to wear college sweatshirts/apparel.
    Schedule: Seniors will have their final class of the year first thing in the morning. They will then have senior chapel and a special reception hosted by the Alumni Association. The reception will take place at about 10:45 a.m. in the theater courtyard. After the reception, seniors are dismissed for the day. Cumulative tests are ongoing for other grades, so seniors should leave campus.
  • Wednesday, June 6 - Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Senior Slide Show

    Time: 6 - 9 p.m. (approximately)
    Location: The Bishop’s School, Ellen Browning Scripps Hall and the Senior Rec Room
    Attendance: Junior and senior classes for Changing of the Guard Ceremony; senior class only for senior slide show.
    Attire: Girls: dressy attire. Boys: coat & tie. No sneakers. No exceptions.
    Dinner will be served at the Changing of the Guard. The senior slide show will be in the Senior Rec Room following the ceremony. (This slide show is a short student creation and is not the senior video.)
  • Thursday, June 7 - Rehearsals for Graduation and Baccalaureate

    Time: 9 - 11:00 a.m.
    Location: The Bishop’s School and St. James-by-the-Sea Church, La Jolla
    Attendance: All seniors
    Attire: Appropriate casual since part of the rehearsal will be in the church.
    Seniors must attend these events, and they must be on time. The rehearsals include faculty and administration members as well as seniors.
  • Thursday, June 7 - Baccalaureate Service

    Time: 4:15 - 6:00 p.m.
    Location: St. James-by-the-Sea Church, La Jolla
    Attendance: All seniors required; parents are invited, but seating is limited. The
    church doors open at 4:15 p.m.
    Attire: Boys: dark pants, dress shoes, dark socks, white shirt, senior tie.
    Girls: Semi-formal outfit: dress or nice pants and shirt. Shoes can be shades of white through beige, dark brown or black.
    Order of Events:
         4:15 p.m. Seniors meet in Van Schaick Room at the church to dress in graduation gowns for the Baccalaureate service. Caps will not be worn.
         5 - 6:00 p.m. Baccalaureate service. Seniors return gowns after service.
  • Friday, June 8 - Commencement (followed by a reception)

    Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
    Location: The Bishop’s School Quad
    Attendance: All seniors, parents and families. Reserving of seats for graduation is not permitted before 10 a.m.
    Attire: Boys: dark pants, dress shoes, dark socks, white shirt, senior tie.
    Girls: Semi-formal outfit: dress or nice pants and shirt. Shoes can be shades of white through beige, dark brown or black.
    Order of events:
    11:15 a.m. Seniors meet in the athletic center to dress in cap and gown.
    11:40 a.m. Line up in marching order.
    12:00 p.m. March begins as rehearsed.
    After Commencement, seniors may return gowns to the recycling bin in the athletic center – or they may keep them.

    A professional video of Commencement will be available for purchase. Order your video online. Grad Images will take photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma and awards. Photo proofs will be sent to senior parents.
  • Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10 - Grad Night 2018

    Location: Disney’s California Adventure     
    Full details have been sent separately.
    Attendance: Seniors only; no guests.
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.