Class of 2021 Events

The closing week of the year celebrates the accomplishments of all students at Breck but particularly the accomplishments of our graduating seniors. Please join us for these live-streamed events, hosted by Breck. Read more about the ceremonies below and click to join the live stream. We look forward to seeing you soon!


The Upper School Closing is a ceremony that recognizes individual accomplishments across academic departments during the 2020-2021 school year. This event, which will be live-streamed from the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, will also be the official closing ceremony for the Upper School's academic year. Only students will be invited to participate in an in-person capacity for this event. All other families and guests should join the ceremony online.


Baccalaureate is a religious ceremony for seniors held in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on the Sunday night prior to Commencement. It is an interfaith service based on the Episcopal tradition of Evening Prayer. Typically, all faculty and staff are present, however, this year, only guests of the graduates and senior advisors and Upper School leadership will be present. In order to limit attendance at this indoor event, please join us on our live stream.

Stream Baccalaureate Ceremony


The Commencement Ceremony is the culminating event for our graduates' academic career at Breck. It is the most formal ceremony of the year and recognizes the individual accomplishments and collective contributions of the class. Please join us to hear from Head of School Natalia Rico Hernández, a reflection from a member of the faculty, as well as the valedictory address. The faculty reflection is given by an individual voted on by the senior class and both the faculty speaker and valedictorian will be named as we approach Commencement day. This event has been moved indoors due to the anticipated hot weather. We've posted the Commencement program online here.

Stream Commencement Ceremony


Senior Pinning is a tradition that began in the 1940s when Breck required military training of its all-male student body. At the formal year-end dinner honoring the graduating class, the seniors, in full dress uniform, would present their military pins to their mothers. In addition to its military uniforms and strict discipline, Breck stood out as the only school in the area offering a riding program, complete with reviews by officers from Fort Snelling. It was during this time that the Mustang emerged as the school’s mascot. This page, as a part of the senior celebrations, recognizes a long legacy of discipline and service, and honors the students of the Class of 2021. 


I Love My Senior Social Frames

How to Find Breck's Facebook Frame

Ready, set, go update your Facebook frame to show your love for the special Class of 2021 senior in your life. Go to your profile photo, select add a frame, search for 2021 Breck Seniors and apply the frame your photo.