Special Events

Creative Producers Festival- April 24, 2013
This festival is held on a Thursday evening each year in April.  The event celebrates all forms of creativity and includes many exhibits and activities.  Class booths showcase student products and crafts. Older Intermediate students' Type III research papers and products are exhibited. Family and student booths are also a part of the festival and may showcase cultural backgrounds, offer items for purchase, or have activities and crafts for both students and adults. All USchool students are a part of the Creative Producers Festival, and everyone is encouraged to attend. You may occasionally hear this festival referred to by its previous name -- The Renaissance Fair.

Drama Festival - March 13, 2013
Annually in the spring semester, University School students in Primary 1 through Older Intermediate 8 present original short plays at our Drama Festival.  Students from other area schools also participate.  The plays are a class project in which the students conduct the research, write, and produce the plays under the guidance of their teacher.  The performances are held at the Allen Chapman Activity Center (ACAC) on the TU campus during the day and again in the evening.

Graduation and All-School Concert - May 8, 2013
On the evening before the last day of the school year (in May), University School's graduation ceremony for 8th graders takes place. The ceremony is preceded by a Preschool Concert featuring our Early Childhood and Early Primary students.  After graduation, students in Primay 1 and up are featured in a concert that includes performances by the 5th - 8th grade bands. These events are held in either the Lorton Performance Center (LPC) or in the Allen Chapman Activity Center (ACAC), both of which are on the TU campus.

Jog-A-Thon - October 15, 2013
This fundraising event promotes student participation in physical fitness.  Each aprticipating student and fmily is asked to obtain sponsorship from individuals outside of the school to support the event.  The Jog-A-Thon takes place on a school day at the TU track.

Parent-Teacher Institute - September 19, 2013
Each fall, University School presents the annual Parent-Teacher Institute. The institute features nationally known speakers who present topics that are relevant to parenting and teaching gifted students.  The 2013 speaker is psychologist and author Dr. Sylvia Rimm, whose area of expertise is parenting gifted children.

Winter Concert - December 13, 2013
In December each year, the Winter Concert takes place at 10:30 a.m. on the last day of the fall semester.  All students participate by singing, and the 5th - 8th grade bands also perform. School is dismissed for the semester immediately following the concert, which is held in either the Lorton Performance Center (LPC) or the Allen Chapman Activity Center (ACAC).