School Traditions

From our Science Fair to our Spirit Day, the Trevose Day School
traditions help foster the kind of tight-knit community where team learning, growth, and creativity flourish.


Over the years, Trevose Day School has established and maintained various school traditions. These special events, days, and trips provide a platform for our entire community to come together and allow students the opportunity to share their newly found passions and developing talents with classmates, parents, and teachers.

Below you will find a list of our school traditions. We invite parents to join us for many of these events, and hope to see you soon.


Fall Festival

This festival celebrates the commencement of the school year, welcoming new families into the community. The sprawling campus hosts various games, auctions, and entertainment for a day of fun and reconnecting. The fall festival is also the first major fundraiser of the year.

Holiday Performance & Brunch

After a semester of singing, acting, and storytelling, students showcase for their parents and loved ones their newly acquired skills in the annual Holiday Performance. Post-performance, parents and children join together in the classrooms for brunch with the faculty. This festive event brings everyone together one last time before the holiday season and winter break.

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Science Fair

Students at every grade level have the opportunity to demonstrate their hypotheses, scientific methods, and results at the annual Science Fair. Younger learners give small group presentations to older ones, covering topics from static electricity to magnets and mixing of colors. Kindergarteners and up create and perform their own experiments, preparing individual presentation boards to explain their findings for peers and parents.

Spring Art Show & Performance

The annual show allows students to display the drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media collages that they have created individually and collaboratively in class throughout the year. Each class piece, to which every student contributes, is auctioned off to the families and all proceeds go toward the school’s special programs. The art show is accompanied by our Spring Performance, in which students showcase their vocal and theatrical talents in various acts for the entire school community – parents included.

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Special Visitors Breakfast

The annual breakfast hosts students and their special guests. It’s a great chance for school community members to come together and share their unique specialness with the people who help shape the students outside of the classroom. In addition to breakfast, there are various activities and opportunities for children to introduce their guests to the rest of the class.

International Children’s Festival

In late spring of each year, students participate in the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival. The festival focuses on the visual and performing arts, with many fun craft activities as well as internationally diverse programming in theater, music and dance. Students spend the day in hands-on creative endeavors and have the opportunity to meet with the professional actors, musicians and dancers performing at the festival. The festival is organized by the Annenberg Center at the University of Pennsylvania.


School Spirit Day

Each spring, once the warm weather returns to the Trevose area, our entire school community gathers together for a day of fun, creative, and light-hearted competition on our sunny and spacious grounds. Students are grouped into mixed-age teams, with one teacher per team, all participating in an Olympics-style program that includes various sporting, thinking, and creative activities. After a few hours of exciting play, children enjoy a picnic lunch to refuel for the afternoon games. Parents are welcome to attend.

Spring Opera

At the end of each year, the entire school comes together to perform an original opera. Every student has an opportunity to sing and dance in this incredible show. Through performing an opera, the children will have a truly unique opportunity to apply their musical and dramatic education. They will sing music suited to their developing voices, build self esteem and further nurture their love of music.


Special Person Day

Each Valentines’ Day, the students and their special guests gather in their classrooms for a very special morning. The children have prepared a special card for their guest letting them know how important they are to them. The guests are also treated to a specially prepared snack and some fun activities. This is a great day for that special person to share in the students day and get to meet all everyone who is important to them at school as well.

Earth Day

The students school-wide gather for a full day celebration of Mother Earth, taking great pride in their school yard by clearing leaves and sticks, as well as weeding and preparing the garden beds for planting vegetables and flowers. Lessons in growing flowers, herbs and vegetables, creating natural bird feeders and hummingbird feeders too, and caring for our rabbits and chickens, fill the students’ Earth-centric day. Students even take time to take a break and read our animal friends a story or two! All of the children also gather for eating healthy and delicious fruits and veggies together in the barn. Caring for the Earth not only happens on Earth Day, but every day at our school.