On the first Friday of the school year, Upper School Head Jim Reynolds and Director of Communications Design Jeremy Katz '04 accompanied Form VI on a retreat to the Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park in northern Westchester County for a day of activities. Mr. Reynolds reports: "After a day of rain, we had the good fortune to have a dry and increasingly sunny day in North Salem. With the help of facilitators from The Mountain Workshop, the boys navigated low- and high-rope exercises that compelled them to work collectively and to challenge themselves individually with the support of their peers. The boys were enthusiastic and fully engaged with both the activities and each other."
Mr. Reynolds added, "It was a great start for what we are confident will be a very successful year for the Class of 2016. The boys demonstrated all of the qualities that make for a cohesive, engaged class: courage, ambition, empathy and 'grytte'. "