Please see below for upcoming dates and information through January 2019 for Upper School families. To view the Upper School Daily Schedule, click here.
July 18: ESDPA Resale Shop Open (outside of the Haggar Family Gymnasium); 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Please note the location change for the ESDPA Resale Shop for 2018-19. It is now located outside of the Haggar Family Gymnasium, next to the Middle School boys' locker room. If you need help with finding this new outpost for the Resale Shop, please stop by the front desk and someone can direct you.
Week of July 23: Upper School Student Schedules and Textbook Ordering Information Released
July 26-28: Alumni Musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"; 7:30 p.m. in the Bray Performance Hall. Please note that this production is rated PG-13. Click here to buy tickets!
August 1: "Getting Ready for School Checklist" will be sent out; this email will also include a time-sensitive parent directory proof.
August 1: ESDPA Volunteer Sign-up Opens
August 1: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 7:45-9:45 a.m.
August 6: Upper School Cheer, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, and Volleyball Begin
August 13: The Eagle's Nest Opens. Click here for back-to-school hours and textbook information.
August 15: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
August 17-18: Senior Class Retreat at Wolf Run
August 19: Upper School Back-to-School events (times vary), including the Junior Class Car Wash (in support of Prom 2019); 3:00-5:00 p.m.
August 20: Upper School New Student and Parent Orientation; 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
August 20: Upper School Orientations (All Upper School orientations will include yearbook photos and an advisory lunch this year. Students should bring the top half of their formal uniform for pictures, but can be in casual dress for the rest of the day.)
- 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Freshman Class Orientation
- 12:00-3:00 p.m.: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class Orientations
August 20: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 5:00-7:00 p.m.
August 21: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
August 22: Classes Begin (Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School)
August 23: Upper School Back-to-School Night for Parents; 6:00-8:15 p.m.
August 28: Class of 2018 Parent Meeting with College Guidance; 8:00 a.m.
August 29: ESDPA Upper School Parent Coffee; 8:30 a.m., location TBD
September 3: Labor Day – School Holiday
September 14: Upper School Check Period
September 17: ESDPA Speaker Series featuring Amy Blankston; 12:00 p.m. at the Lower School and 7:00 p.m. at the Merrell Road Campus. Click here to RSVP.
September 20: Head of School Installation; 2:00 p.m. in the Competition Gymnasium. Grades 4 through 12 will attend. Click here for more information about the event.
September 22: Upper School Back-to-School Dance
October 2: Middle and Upper School Dance Performance, "Art in Motion"; 6:00 p.m.
October 4: Upper School Early Release at 12:35 p.m., Faculty In-service Following
October 5-8: Fall Break
October 10: Special Programming Day
- Freshmen: PSAT 9
- Sophomores and Juniors: PSAT
- Seniors: Class photo, Dedman Lecture
October 12: Quarter 1 Check Period
October 15: All School Fall Choir Concert
October 17: Junior Class to Wolf Run
October 18-20: Upper School Fall Play
October 24: Middle and Upper School Band Concert (Grades 7-12)
October 26: Homecoming Community Events and Varsity Football Game
October 27: Upper School Homecoming Dance
October 31: Middle School and Upper School Conference Day (No Classes for Students)
November 8-10: Fall SPC in Dallas
November 9: Upper School Interim Check Period
November 14: College Guidance Meeting for Junior Class and Parents; 7:00 p.m.
November 15: Grandparents and Grandfriends' Day for Upper School; 1:00 p.m.
November 19-23: Thanksgiving Break
December 2: Admission Preview for Lower, Middle, and Upper School on the Merrell Road Campus
December 4: Middle and Upper School Dance Performance; 6:00 p.m.
December 10: Middle and Upper School Band and Strings Concert
December 13-14: Review Days
December 14: Lessons and Carols; 2:00 p.m. in the Competition Gymnasium
December 17-20: Exams Grades 9 – 12
December 20: Make-up Exams (afternoon)
December 20: End of First Semester
December 21-January 7: Christmas Break
January 7: Faculty and Staff In-service
January 8: Classes Resume