An independent co-educational school serving preschool through Grade 8.

Special Events

The Stanley Clark community gathers together throughout the year to celebrate and support the school and to honor fun traditions. These events, along with many others, make The Stanley Clark School a unique and united community.

School Traditions

Back to School Picnic

The Annual Back to School Picnic is a great opportunity for new and returning families to get better acquainted before the start of the new academic year. The cookout takes place the first Friday evening of the school year.

Fun Fair

The Parents’ Association, along with the numerous volunteers, hosts a dynamic indoor/outdoor Fun Fair each spring that includes bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, a photo booth, food and more.

Alumni Day

Recent graduates are invited back for a cookout each fall to reconnect with classmates and teachers. Alumni Day not only honors recent graduates but also invites alumni and former students of all ages to visit campus.

Evening of the Arts

Families and friends can explore the arts at Stanley Clark each spring during the Evening of the Arts, which includes musical performances (chorus, band and strings) as well as a gallery of fine arts projects from throughout the year. Every single student throughout the school has work(s) of art on display.

Olympic Day

More than your typical field day, Olympic Day is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Lower School students compete against classmates in nine different events, ranging from the sack race and shoe toss to a full class tug of war. Middle School students compete separately on one of two teams, Iroqouis or Miami; a tradition that began in the 1960’s. Students are assigned their team at the end of their 4th grade Olympic Day, and become part of the legacy of these lifelong teams.

Grandparents' Day

Prior to Thanksgiving Break, grandparents are invited to experience a day in the life of their grandchildren. Grandparents Day is a tradition that attracts many to campus, and sets the tone for the holiday break.

Parents' Day

While parents are welcome to visit campus anytime, Parents’ Day invites moms, dads and guardians to be special guests for the day.

Fundraising Events

Clark Run

Lace up your running shoes to take part in the Clark Run, an annual fall fundraising event. Participants can choose from a 5K run, 3.5K walk or Tiger Trot for the little ones. Awards are given in various age categories. This event is open to the public and includes coffee, pastries, music, a photo booth, balloon artist and more.

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Kaleidoscope (KAL)

This annual dinner/auction is the largest fundraising event of the year. This formal event invites the Clark community to enjoy an evening together, dining and bidding on items in both a silent and live auction in support of The Stanley Clark School.


Eighth graders and faculty go head-to-head on the basketball court during PAC the BAAC, to raise money for a good cause each year. Students and families “Pack” the “BAAC” (Barany Athletics and Activities Center) for this lively and competitive event!

Book Fair

Support the school and choose from a large variety of books for various age-levels during the annual Book Fair. Proceeds from this event go to support the purchase of new and updated materials for the school’s Decio Media Center.

Middle School Highlights

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Science Olympiad


Speech Team

Student Council

Competitive Athletics

School Plays

ISSMA Music Competition

Art Competitions

Notre Dame Young Playwrights Competition

High School Night

Eight graders have the opportunity to explore their options after Clark during our Annual High School Night, which attracts recruiters from 16-20 high schools from across the region and beyond.

Commencement & Final Assembly

Eighth graders participate in a traditional commencement at the end of their final year, which includes awards, honors and a graduation ceremony. Traditionally, the girls wear white dresses and the boys wear jacket and tie. Middle School, Lower School and Early Childhood students also participate in Final Assemblies, to celebrate student achievement and bid farewell to the academic year.