On the beautiful, sun-filled morning of June 12, 2019, after an intimate Assembly with peers and faculty at Chapin, the 66 members of the Class of 2019 – the School’s largest graduating class – strode jubilantly across a peony-adorned stage, becoming official graduates of The Chapin School. Highlights of the commencement ceremony included traditional songs performed by the Upper School students and the Choral Club; a reading of the C.P. Cavafy poem “Ithaka” by Upper School Head Michael Maloy; remarks from LeeAnn Black, Chair of the Board of Trustees; a tender and humorous address by New York Times writer-at-large and alumna Sarah Lyall ’81; and, of course, the awarding of the diplomas by Head of School Dr. Patricia Hayot. The families, friends and professional community members gathered together were bursting with pride as they witnessed this celebratory occasion.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 on this momentous achievement! We wish you much joy and fulfillment in your college years and beyond, and look forward to welcoming you back to Chapin.
Below, browse photographs of Commencement taken by Chapin staff and photographer Virginie Blachere.