There's a lot more to Castilleja than what happens in the classroom.
We celebrate the first day of the school year (Opening Day) with a Tie Ceremony, a treat and dance party on the Circle after school, and lots of rejoicing and reconnecting with friends old and new. Within the first two weeks of the year starting, the ACE Organizations fair allows students to entice their classmates to join a diverse range of co-curricular activities.
There’s no shortage of school spirit! In September, Spirit Week brings out friendly competition between classes and then concludes with all-school Pep Rally. Our Annual community-wide Gator Gathering is fun for the whole family. We cheer on our sports teams, play games on the Circle, and catch up with friends.
Our friends from Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa returned to campus to teach Gumboot dancing to the middle school.
Castilleja’s Arts program is robust; from instrumental to choral music, from drawing and painting to photography to ceramics, from theater to dance, our arts teachers are passionate about using art to connect, inspire, and provide joy.