Commencement Contact

Mr. Scott Myers

12th Grade Dean
(818) 949-5534

Commencement Weekend 2019

There are three major events during commencement weekend.

Baccalaureate Service

The Baccalaureate service provides a time for quiet reflection preparatory to the next day's more celebratory event. This service features performances by student musicians, readings from the diverse wisdom traditions and faiths that make up the Prep community, and an address by a special invited guest. This year’s Baccalaureate speaker is Deb Spera, mother of Ruth ’19.

The Baccalaureate service will be held Saturday, May 25 at 5:00 PM, in Norris Auditorium. Due to limited seating, each graduate may invite up to two guests to attend the service inside Norris Auditorium. An overflow seating area is provided for additional guests inside our enclosed atrium, where the service will be broadcast live.

Doors open at 4:30 PM and the ceremony begins promptly at 5:00 PM. Please allow ample time for parking and seating.

Celebration Dinner

The Baccalaureate service is followed immediately by an al fresco buffet dinner, held on Ahmanson Plaza (located just outside the auditorium). Both meat and vegetarian options are readily available.


Commencement will be held Sunday, May 26, 7:00 PM, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Doors open for guests at 6:30 PM. This joyous event celebrates the achievements of our senior class and features the presentation of awards, speeches by the Benton Trophy winner, the Founders Trophy winner and the student-elected class speaker before the presentation of diplomas.

Graduates are welcome to invite as many guests as they like to the Commencement ceremony. A reception is held in the plaza outside the auditorium immediately after the ceremony.

Photos and Videography

If you are interested in a graduate portrait session with Nick Boswell Photography, please click here for more information. In addition to the class portraits and a family portrait session, Nick Boswell Photography will take photos at Commencement. Photos will be available for purchase about a week after Commencement at this web address:


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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