Students play games at Spree Day

Thayer Traditions

Befitting a school founded in 1877, Thayer Academy has quite a number of cherished traditions and events - both expected (Commencement exercises, Homecoming, Reunion) and unexpected (pumpkin drop and Winter Wars). But behind these annually recurring events is a central theme that comes up time and again with Thayer: here you’ll find a collaborative and affirming community, where students spur one another to achieve and accomplish their personal best. Following is a sampling of traditions that make Thayer unique and that students, faculty, families and alumni look forward to year after year: 

Jessica Dyroff

"My favorite Thayer tradition is definitely Winter Wars. Our class formed really close connections when we came together to beat the other classes. I got so fired up for it-- it's a blast." - Jessica Dyroff