Rising Ceremony: A Sixth Grade Rite of Passage
The Rising Ceremony (formerly known as the Knighting Ceremony) is one that honors the year-long process sixth grade students undergo, both individually and as a class. Since the fall, students have worked to keep spaces in the school and at home tidy, to help with special projects, to interview and write about people whose qualities they strive to hold, and to let go of qualities that hold them back. This ceremony acknowledges what each student has done to cultivate a noble heart, one filled with compassion and courage as they become purposeful, independent-thinking human beings.
Photos by Adam Tripp