1st day tradition unlike any other
Doane Academy begins the school year in a way that is profoundly meaningful and joyous. The entire school community, including students, faculty, family, alumni, and members of the board of trustees, gather on the bank of the Delaware River to celebrate the start of the new school year and welcome the members of the senior class as they arrive by canoe for the first day of school. It is a moment for seniors to reflect on how the school community will look to them to become leaders in the coming year. In addition, it is a magical way to open school for our youngest students, who track the seniors’ progress from the distant shore to the heart of Doane’s campus.