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Kudos, Accolades, & Celebrations

Successful Fall Sports Season

Successful Sports Season

The boys cross country team won a league championship and made it to the CIF finals. With 18 wins, the girls volleyball team made it to the second round of the CIF playoffs for the first time since 2010.

The girls tennis team won the first girls tennis league championship in school history!

We are so proud of all our fall athletes for the hard work and dedication that they put in. It was a great fall season with all teams making the CIF playoffs and several sports achieving great heights!” — Sean Beattie, Athletic Director

TWO ATHLETES SIGN TO D1 COLLEGES

D1 Signing Day

This fall, two Flintridge Prep students signed National Letters of Intent to play Division 1 college sports—Nicholas Jin ’24 (University of Pennsylvania, fencing) and William Boyd ’24 (United States Naval Academy, soccer).

FALL PLAY LEANS IN TO WHIMSY

Alice in Wonderland

Drama teacher and theater technical director Danté Carr made his Flintridge Prep directorial debut with a production of “Alice in Wonderland.” “’Alice’ is a classic and a favorite of so many,” says Carr. “The fact that the show is mostly nonsense language also meant there would be no limit to how big, silly, and ridiculous our characters could be.” Carlo Campos Costanzo ’24, who played the White Rabbit, says, “Sometimes I had no idea what I was saying, or how to say it, but people had great suggestions, and the craziness really allowed me to show my creativity and have fun with the role!”

FEEDING A COMMUNITY

Students in line at the new kitchen

After a fall semester of construction and anticipation, the new and expanded Flintridge Prep kitchen is now serving delicious, creative, and nutritious meals to nurture our entire community. The larger, brighter kitchen provides 400 additional square feet of space, including a 100% increase in the size of the cook line. With the dining services staff able to prepare and serve 400+ meals a day quickly and efficiently, the students spend less time in the lunch line and have more time to eat and connect with each other.

WINTER DANCE CONCERT LEAVES AUDIENCE—AND DANCERS—SPEECHLESS

Winter Dance Concert 2024

This year’s Winter Dance Concert, “Surround Sound,” presented a unique challenge to Flintridge Prep’s dancers—a show with absolutely no words from start to finish. “It challenged us, students and teachers, to think about musicality more and not rely on lyrics to choreograph,” shares dance teacher and Performing Arts Department Chair Molly Mattei. “When you give artists restrictions, it ends up releasing more creativity.”

2024 ROSE COURT INCLUDES TWO FLINTRIDGE PREP STUDENTS

Royal Court includes two Flintridge Prep students

Mia Moore-Walker ’24 (third from right) and Jessica Powell ’24 (far right) were members of the 2024 Tournament of Roses Rose Court. Jessica and Mia spoke at events and gave back to the community through service and outreach through the fall, culminating in appearances at the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day. One primary benefit of the experience was public speaking experience. “We were given opportunities to stand in front of completely different crowds of adults or kids and talk for three minutes about ourselves, the event, or the Rose Court,” says Jessica.

Mia notes, “It would go from us giving a speech to kids at the Boys and Girls Club, to a fancy luncheon, and clearly you cannot give the same speech to both audiences. It forced me to change my perspective.”

TALENT AND DEDICATION ON DISPLAY AT WINTER MUSIC CONCERTS

Winter Music Concert

This year, the Winter Choral & Orchestral Concert and the Jazz & Jazz Rock Concert teamed up for the back-to-back concert spectacular “December in Our Hometown.” Between the shows, the Performing Arts Community, a student group dedicated to promoting performing arts at Flintridge Prep, put on the “Holiday Harmonies Festival,” filled with food, activities, and performances from both students and faculty.