Greetings and Happy Last Week of the 22-23 School Year!


Congratulations to senior Annabel Swansey who was awarded Honorable Mention for her submission to the New York Times “Thinking Made Visible” One-Pager Contest.


Behind the scenes:


A whole school graduation... not only is a family gathering to honor and send off our graduates - but it is an important part of the Camelot experience for our younger students in hearing the stories and recognizing their own opportunities and possibilities.  For parents of younger students, it is a unique glimpse into the work we do together.  When we gather this Friday night, each of the 14 members of the Class of ‘23 will take to the podium to speak to you.  Meanwhile, our youngest students will help commemorate Camelot’s 40th anniversary in a unique way.  A Camelot Graduation is a Labor of Love and unlike any graduation you’ve attended elsewhere - we laugh, we cry….it can be quite magical.  I look forward to sharing it with you on Friday night.




Last Call- for Upper School dance forms and payments!



Monday, May 22:

Middle Grades

-         Math exams (within regular class schedule)

Upper School

-         Spanish/Latin exams (*Gold Schedule Students who do not have an exam should only come to campus for their X Class this day)

-         Seniors not taking an exam should arrive at 10:30 AM for graduation speech rehearsal



Tuesday, May 23:

Middle Grades

            -Last day of regular class schedule

Upper School

-Math exams opposite X class (no English or Language classes). 

-Last day of X classes,


Wednesday, May 24:

- Last day on campus for all

- Graduation rehearsal on campus- K-12

Seniors arrive at 9:30 (unless attending 8:30 US History Class)

- Yearbooks

- Closing Festivities

- All of Upper School dismissed at 12:30 (those  with younger siblings may stay on campus to assist with end of year tasks and graduation preparation).

- Upper School Dance Party, 7-9:30 PM NC Botanical Gardens


Thursday, May 25:

- No classes or on-campus activities

-Staff graduation prep

-Optional MAPP family conferences

-Seniors standby if additional rehearsal is needed


Friday, May 26 - WHOLE SCHOOL GRADUATION (arrive at 5:45!)

-A parent-required event - Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre

(309 West Morgan Street - Downtown Durham)

-11 AM- Seniors at the theater to practice speeches

-5 PM - Seniors at theater for pictures with photographer

-Arrive by 5:45! Student line-up for all-school processional)-

-Parents should enter the theater to secure seats

MAPP AND MIDDLE GRADES parents should save a seat for their children to join them during the program. (NEW INFO!)





-Students who have been issued a textbook in any class must return those books by Tuesday. 


Last Friday, Middle Grades science teacher Nathan Vogt shared with our students his plans to move to a career in software engineering next year.  Although he will not have a daily presence on campus, we are eager to explore potential opportunities for his continued involvement once he has a better sense of the demands of his “Bootcamp” training. We are pleased to announce that Bev Medina, who has worked this year with our nature-based programming, will be bringing her expertise to Middle and Upper School students.  Bev is an environmental engineer by training and is deeply committed to hands-on, problem-solving-based learning.




COVID Update:

-         ONE positive case on Friday via home testing.

-         ZERO positive on Friday PCR tests.

-         Durham County CDC level is LOW (weekly update as of 5/18/23.

-         Our last testing for the school year is this Tuesday (prior to Upper School dance and graduation gatherings).


Thank you for a wonderful school year!

I look forward to celebrating our students with you on Friday night!!!








Summer School

-         Begins on Monday, June 5

-         English and Math classes for rising 6th-12th graders


Final Report Cards and Transcripts released

-          June 23rd


Camelot Summer Break (offices closed)

-         June 26- July 7


Summer Camps for Children 5-10 Years old

-         July 17-August 4

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