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Message From The Headmistress

The Simple Beauty of Moving On

"There is something especially meaningful in the simple act of taking the next step, and in doing so continuing along one’s life path."

Last week, we saw our Class of 2018, 168 young women strong, graduate. This week, we hold our Grade 8 Closing Ceremony, where our Middle Level students leave middle school and begin their high school journey.

The inevitable passages of our students from one grade to the next or from high school to college are at the heart of beauty in simplicity. The ceremonies themselves are beautiful, made especially so by the smiling, proud faces of both graduates and family members. There is something especially meaningful in the simple act of taking the next step, and in doing so continuing along one’s life path. In moving on, we do not say goodbye to those people who have supported us, but rather, hold them in our hearts, for they have become part of who we are.

We delightfully bear witness to the school cycle which culminates in our end-of-year ceremonies, and know that our students will carry with them the life lessons of Notre Dame: that lives can be transformed through learning, and that if we follow Micah’s simple call—to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God—we are well positioned for future success.

May you and your family enjoy the beauty of summer and relish in all its simple gifts!