Our weekly Friday morning assemblies bring students, faculty, staff, and often many parents together as a community. The older students remember their early school days as they watch preschoolers make announcements and lead the school in song. Younger students look up in awe and admiration as they listen to their older role models speak up, find their voice, and deliver words of wisdom—or humor. Assemblies take place on the yard of our 333 Dolores Street campus.
One of the main educational objectives of the Friday assembly is that CDS students become confident public speakers. Another benefit is the opportunity to practice leadership skills, as classes take turns presiding over the assembly.
Each class (and some specials) are in charge of leading at least one assembly each year. Parents/guardians are invited to attend all assemblies.