A Junior-Kindergarten - 12th Grade, college preparatory, co-ed, independent school.
Student Life

School Traditions

Traditions give Millwood School a sense of history and community while reinforcing our character and purpose. Our annual traditions build school spirit and provide valuable opportunities for students to demonstrate practical lessons in leadership, sportsmanship, and community service. Here is a preview of what our students and faculty look forward to on a regular basis.

Millwood School Traditions

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  • Monday Morning Meeting

    The entire school gathers together for this weekly tradition that also welcomes the attendance of parents, grandparents, and friends. Classes present skits and songs, achievements are celebrated, sports teams results are announced, and the eighth grade students present messages about the school’s Big Ten Code for Self-Discipline and the weekly V.I.P. (Values, Integrity, and Principles), which focuses on developing positive character traits.
  • Convocation

    New Kindergarten students are led to their first Monday Morning Meeting by their own special ninth grade buddy.
  • Teddy Bear Parade

    To culminate their month-long study of bears, the kindergartners sing and lead a parade at Monday Morning Meeting.
  • Spring Fling

    Student Council organizes a carnival for the Lower School to welcome warmer weather.
  • Ring Ceremony

    A special service at Monday Morning Meeting where tenth graders receive their class rings and speak about their composition, design, and symbolism.
  • Prom

    A formal dance for Millwood Upper School students in the spring. Traditions initiated at this event include the cutting of the Prom Cake by the Juniors and serving to the Seniors, and the signing of the Prom Guestbook.
  • Blue & Gold Games

    On the final day of school, Millwood's traditional Blue and Gold Teams compete in athletic feats to determine the victor.
  • International Week

    Several countries are studied and explored to improve students' cultural awareness, respect for different languages, traditions, and cultures. Parents, who are either native to these countries or have lived there for extended periods are invited to share their experiences with the students, and provide memorable lessons complete with authentic costumes, food, and artifacts.