Virtual Commencement 2020

Flintridge Prep’s Commencement for the Class of 2020 will be a two-part celebration. On Sunday, May 24, we will hold a Virtual Commencement Ceremony. A live Commencement celebration will occur at a time to be determined. 

The Flintridge Preparatory School Virtual Commencement 2020 will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2020. This celebratory event honors the achievements of our senior class and will include remarks by Headmaster Peter Bachmann, speech by the student-elected class speaker, and the presentation of diplomas.

Program for May 24, 2020

I Love You/What a Wonderful World – Larry Norman and Randy Stonehill/Bob Thiele and George David Weiss

Flintridge Singers, featuring
soloist Jeffrey Pendo ’20

National Anthem



Maya Khurana ’20 

Opening Remarks 

Peter H. Bachmann

Class Speaker 

Jack Crawford ’20 

Class Honor and Gift 

Charlie McCormick ’20

Senior Video 

By Todd Frost ’88

Presentation of Diplomas
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
– Sir Edward Elgar

Sarah Cooper
Vanessa Walker-Oakes 

Closing Remarks 

Peter H. Bachmann 


Ben Baraga ’20

Sad I Am Without Thee
– Dr. Robert W. Parker ’78

Girls’ Advanced Vocal Ensemble
and the Flintridge Prep String Orchestra

Accessing the Virtual Commencement

All graduates will receive an email invitation from Zoom with a special link to access the event. Please encourage your graduates to check their email and save the link. Zoom will send a reminder email at 10:00 a.m. on the morning of Commencement. 

Family and friendsregister in advance to access the webinar:

All guests must register to receive an email containing the Zoom link to join our Virtual Commencement. Do not lose this email. We cannot recreate it for you. 

There are two ways for guests to join in the fun. The webinar is a great option for close family and friends. The YouTube link is for less tech-savvy friends and family or anyone who doesn’t want to be bothered with registering.

You can also watch the ceremony through a YouTube livestream: 

There is no registration required to watch the YouTube livestream. 

Virtual Commencement Procedures

At 4:45 p.m. on May 24, 2020, graduates should join the Virtual Commencement Ceremony by clicking on the Zoom webinar panelist link that was emailed to them.

  • Graduates are encouraged to leave their cameras on and their microphones muted so that they can be seen by their loved ones in the gallery view. Graduates are encouraged to wear caps and gowns if they like. 
  • Parents, families, and friends should join us at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom or the YouTube livestream.

The Virtual Experience

No matter how hard we try, we cannot make our Virtual Commencement into the live experience we would all prefer. We encourage all attendees to connect via a wired connection rather than over Wi-Fi if possible. 

Parents are asked to log on to the Commencement service using a different device than their childrenand in a different room, if possible, to optimize the audio and video experience.  

Presentation of Diplomas

During the Presentation of Diplomas, as students’ names are called, parents are invited to present diplomas to their children. This is a private, personal moment for the family to share. At the end of the diploma presentation, microphones will be turned on for a community-wide round of applause for the Class of 2020.  

Connect with Us!

Flintridge Prep is hosting a Virtual Photo Booth for seniors and their families to share their Commencement photos. The photo booth will be open from 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 24. During this time, take all the photos, gifs, and Boomerangs you want with your cap and gown. A virtual gallery will let you see classmates’ photos, and you can share your photos on social media. Feel free to use the #fpsclassof2020 and tag us @flintridgeprep.  

Click here to access the Virtual Photo Booth: 

After Commencement

We are developing a portal dedicated to celebrating the Class of 2020. The portal will be live a week after the Virtual Commencement and will include: 

  • The full Senior Celebration Video 
  • The full Senior Video by Mr. Frost 
  • The full Virtual Commencement Video 
  • Slideshows of the Class 
  • Tributes from Faculty and Staff 
  • Photos from our Virtual Photo Booth 
Flintridge Preparatory School
4543 Crown Avenue La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011
Tel: 818-790-1178
Fax: 818-952-6247
Located near Pasadena and Los Angeles in La Cañada, CA, Flintridge Prep is a private independent, coed day school for grades 7-12.
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