Student orientation week began Monday, August 31 with Austin Prep faculty and staff welcoming the Classes of 2021 and 2022 back to campus. After receiving a welcome from Dr. James Hickey, Head of School, and being introduced to Dr. William Driscoll, the new Assistant Head of School and Head of Upper School, students received instructions on new health standards and precautions, particularly safety procedures in the dining hall. Their day on campus concluded with an opportunity to meet advisors and run through a modified schedule of their classes.
Orientation activities will continue this week, with the Class of 2023 on campus Tuesday, the Class of 2024 on campus Wednesday, and the Middle School on campus Thursday. Austin Prep will be utilizing a hybrid model to start the school year, with both in person and remote learning. Classes begin Tuesday, September 8.