At the beginning of each school year, you will gather with classmates and teachers for the Sunset Ceremony, to galvanize the community for the year ahead by paying tribute to the history of Cate. As part of the tradition, you’ll meet the senior class, who’ve lined up along Parsonage Lawn — the same spot where they’ll say goodbye after Commencement nine months later.
Tradition permeates every aspect of Cate and bind the school together. From the dorm spirit to Outings Week, assembly announcements, and late-night dodgeball, certain activities are passed down year to year, decade to decade. Tradition here is something as small as everyone’s favorite formal dinner dessert – Muffet Tuffets – to something as big as assembling the entire class for their five-year Camp Cate reunion.