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at Rock Point School

Prom 2022

Prom is a rite of passage for many high school students. It can also be a source of stress and anxiety, a time when some people feel left out or overlooked. At Rock Point School, we want prom to be a celebration of spring and the end of the school year that every student can enjoy. We try to infuse fun and not take things too seriously, which is why the dress code is flexible and often involves costumes and wigs. While it’s unlikely that you’ll see “Prom-posals” in the hallways, our students get excited about our prom traditions, and the prom committee loves creating a fun theme that stays secret from the rest of the school.
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Open House April 8th on Campus!

You're invited to the Rock Point School Open House on Friday, April 8, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Learn about our nurturing approach to academics, exciting dorm life, and rich art program. During this event you can:
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Lots of Love on Valentine's Day

on February 15, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
Each year our Head of School and his team of writers, including  English Teacher Abbey Baker, compose a Valentine poem for the school. The tradition began twenty years ago with former Head of School, John Rouleau, writing a Valentine poem for the school with a rhyming couplet for each student. After John's retirement, C.J. kept the tradition alive with help from Abbey and College Counselor, Emily Skoler. On Valentine's Day, C.J., Gus Buchanan (History), Hans Manske (Math), and Hillary Kramer (Admissions) performed the poem wearing appropriately silly Valentine garb. This year we followed the poem with a sweet surprise - a Ben and Jerry's ice cream bar from the Quigley family!
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Gender & Sexuality Alliance Conference Nov. 17th

on November 18, 2021 By Abbey Baker | Open & Inclusive
Rock Point School's Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) provides a space for students to discuss identity, belonging, community, activism, and more. Every week, we gather and hold a student-facilitated meeting that focuses on any relevant topics students want to discuss and address. We make crafts, eat snacks, and generally support each other in finding our ways with regard to gender, sexuality, and more. 
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Comedy & Inclusion: Alumna Performs One-Woman Show on Oct. 16

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What's in a Portrait?: Removing Bishop Hopkins from the Front Hall

on May 28, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown, C.J. Spirito, student leaders, and Abbey Baker spoke in front of the portrait of Bishop Hopkins before removing it from the front hall.
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9,000 Attend Ibram X. Kendi Webinar!

on March 18, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
An amazing turnout of 9,000 attendees from 123 schools in New England participated in a webinar by Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and author of How to be an Antiracist. The talk, titled “Go Beyond an Awareness of Racism: Contribute to the Formation of a Truly Just and Equitable Society,” was sponsored by the Association for Independent Schools in New England, of which Rock Point is a member school. 
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Anti-Racism Programming at Rock Point School

on February 17, 2021 By Abbey Baker | Open & Inclusive community
This fall, staff members participated in the Point Made Learning program called “Look Deeper: Race” as part of our professional development. Over the course of the six-week training, teachers and residential educators met weekly to discuss our responses to the film and to try to build a common understanding of racism, anti-racism work, and how we can incorporate the learning and ideas into our work with students. We were excited to bring students into this program this winter.
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You're Invited to Reunion 2020!

  **** AT THIS TIME, THE REUNION IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ABOUT A DIGITAL REUNION*** We are excited to share more details about the Rock Point School 2020 reunion on June 12-14th! We are looking forward to a weekend filled with sharing memories, enjoying the beauty of campus, and catching up with old friends. As always, any former students, staff, and families are invited!
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Valentine's Day Poem 2020

on February 18, 2020 By Molly Huddle Coffey | Open & Inclusive
Each year our Head of School and his team of writers, including college counselor Emily Skoler and English Teacher Abbey Baker, compose a Valentine poem for the school. The tradition began twenty years ago with former Head of School, John Rouleau, writing a Valentine poem for the school with a rhyming couplet for each student. After John's retirement, C.J. kept the tradition alive. On Valentine's Day, C.J., Emily, Ryan, and Abbey performed the poem wearing appropriately silly Valentine garb. This tradition is a sweet way for us to share appreciations for our students and this year we followed it with sweet treats! You can read the introductory lines below or click here to read the full poem!
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