The Paideia School

Honoring Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020,     

John Dewey, the eminent philosopher of education, said that education is not preparation for life, it is life itself. The last chapter of your Paideia education was life at its most uncertain: too much disruption, too many question marks, too much separation. We were saddened alongside of you; that’s not how we wanted our last school days with you, and it has been hard witnessing your disappointment.

I hope as the spring recedes and time permits some perspective that all of us develop the vision to look over or beyond the obstacles of the last few weeks and remember instead what we had together for all the months before. Graduates, all 3000 of them, most commonly say that Paideia taught them about relationships –with adults who engage and even more, with friends who laugh together, go through hard spots together, lean on each other with kindness and who strive for honesty.  The experience and lessons of those relationships was already in your backpacks before March 13. You can carry them anywhere and everywhere. You will take us with you, and we are proud to be part of your ride.

My best always,
Paul Bianchi

The Class of 2020's graduation video is now available for viewing

High School Chorus Tribute to the Class of 2020

The high school chorus video concert included a stirring performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water", an appropriate metaphor for these times.  Students sent in individual videos of themselves singing which were combined into the concert performance. Senior choristers were recognized at the concert by music teachers Scott Morris, Beverly Blouin and Katie Woolf.

We Love You Class of 2020

Tribute from teachers and administrators

Senior Week

The traditional Senior Week kicked off with high school principal Brett Hardin valiantly subbing for seniors spraying shaving cream on one another to mark the end of high school.


Colleges Members of the Class 2020 Will Attend


Agnes Scott College

American University

Barnard College

Bates College

Bowdoin College

Brown University

California Polytechnic State University

Case Western Reserve University

Colby College

Colorado State University

College of Charleston

Columbia University

Cornell University

Davidson College

Duke University

Emerson College

Emory University

Emory University at Oxford

Fordham University

Georgetown University

Georgia Tech

Hamilton College

Haverford College

Indiana University/Blommington

LaFayette College

Lehigh University

Loyola University/New Orleans

Kennesaw State University

Middlebury College

Morehouse College

Mt. Holyoke

Northwestern University

Oberlin College

Occidental College

Oglethorpe University

Pitzer College

Pomona College

Purdue University

Rhode Island School of Design

SCAD Atlanta

Sewanee: The University of the South

Skidmore College

Spelman College

Stanford University

Tulane University

University of Arizona

University of California/Santa Barbara

University of Colorado/Boulder

University of Chicago

University of Georgia/Honors Program

University of Georgia

University of Miami

University of Vermont

University of Wisconsin

Wake Forest University

Washington University/St. Louis

Wofford College

Yale University