Calendar of
Events

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AUGUST 29-31

STUDENT ORIENTATION

Gravitas kicks off its 2022-2023 regular school year with student orientation. 

SEPTEMBER 1

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Orientation week ends with a run-through of classes that meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

SEPTEMBER 5

NO CLASSES

After a full week of orientation and two days of class, students will take Monday off to get ready for the start of our normal rhythm of classes.

SEPTEMBER 16

FOUNDER'S DAY GATHERING

Parents and friends of Gravitas are welcome to join us for our live, in-person celebration of The Stony Brook School's founding. To learn more and to register for the event, visit https://www.sbs.org/founders-day-gathering/ . Please also let Dr. Riley know if you plan to attend so he can see about reserving a table for Gravitas families.

SEPTEMBER 23 @ 4-8PM

PORTLEDGE DAY FALL ATHLETIC EVENTS AND LATIN FOOD TASTING

Come cheer on the Bears as we face our rivals, Portledge, in Cross Country, Volleyball, and Soccer on campus. After the games, the Hispanic Student Union will be hosting a Latin Food Tasting event. Register here.
OCTOBER 10-12

FALL BREAK - NO CLASSES

Gravitas students will take a break Monday-Wednesday this week.

OCTOBER 12

TEACHER CONFERENCES

At Gravitas, we partner with parents and guardians to guide students on their journey from wonder to wisdom. During this day, parents and guardians can book individual meetings with their student's teachers and advisors to discuss their progress in their courses and to get a preview of the curriculum for the remainder of the term. 

October 15

OPTIONAL PSAT AND ASIAN NIGHT MARKET

If you are a 10th or 11th grader interested in taking the PSAT on campus, you are welcome to do so. See Dr. Riley's email regarding the details, and be sure to reach out to Mr. Macchia (and cc Dr. Riley) by September 7. That evening will also be our Asian Night Market, a student led event featuring Asian food and fun games. Register here.

NOVEMBER 14-18

ORAL ASSESSMENT/PASSION ACADEMY WEEK

At Gravitas, we believe the true mark of a student's understanding is the ability to teach the concepts to another person. That's why we employ oral assessments at the end of each term. Students will book individual or small group meetings with their teachers during this week and prepare to demonstrate their understanding orally. When they are not studying for their oral assessments, students are encouraged to make progress on their Passion Academy courses and independent projects. 

NOVEMBER 18

END OF TRIMESTER 1

Gravitas students conclude their first trimester courses and take a week off for Thanksgiving. 

NOVEMBER 19-27

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

NOVEMBER 28

TRIMESTER 2 BEGINS

Gravitas students begin their second trimester courses or continue their ongoing multi-term courses. 

DECEMBER 23-JANUARY 8

CHRISTMAS BREAK

Gravitas is off to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the Western New Year.

JANUARY 13

PORTLEDGE DAY ATHLETIC EVENTS

Stay tuned for details about winter season athletic competitions against Portledge! Register here.

JANUARY 16

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, Gravitas students take the day off from classes and are encouraged to participate in local community service.

JANUARY 23

TEACHER CONFERENCES

At Gravitas, we partner with parents and guardians to guide students on their journey from wonder to wisdom. During this day, parents and guardians can book individual meetings with their student's teachers and advisors to discuss their progress in their courses and to get a preview of the curriculum for the remainder of the term. 

FEBRUARY 20-24

ORAL ASSESSMENT/PASSION ACADEMY WEEK

At Gravitas, we believe the true mark of a student's understanding is the ability to teach the concepts to another person. That's why we employ oral assessments at the end of each term. Students will book individual or small group meetings with their teachers during this week and prepare to demonstrate their understanding orally. When they are not studying for their oral assessments, students are encouraged to make progress on their Passion Academy courses and independent projects. 

FEBRUARY 24

END OF TRIMESTER 2

Gravitas students conclude their second trimester courses and take a week off for Spring Break. 

FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 5

SPRING BREAK

Gravitas is off for Spring Break.

MARCH 27

TEACHER CONFERENCES

At Gravitas, we partner with parents and guardians to guide students on their journey from wonder to wisdom. During this day, parents and guardians can book individual meetings with their student's teachers and advisors to discuss their progress in their courses and to get a preview of the curriculum for the remainder of the term. 

APRIL 3

WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY SCHEDULE

On this day, instead of a normal Monday schedule, students will attend their Wednesday/Friday classes. 

April 7-16

EASTER BREAK

Gravitas is off to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.

MAY 22-26

ORAL ASSESSMENT/PASSION ACADEMY WEEK

At Gravitas, we believe the true mark of a student's understanding is the ability to teach the concepts to another person. That's why we employ oral assessments at the end of each term. Students will book individual or small group meetings with their teachers during this week and prepare to demonstrate their understanding orally. When they are not studying for their oral assessments, students are encouraged to make progress on their Passion Academy courses and independent projects. 

May 26

END OF TRIMESTER 3

Gravitas students conclude their third trimester courses and begin their summer break. 

May 27

COMMENCEMENT