Graduation in the parking lot

by | Jul 9, 2020 | Trending News

Strelitz International Academy Graduation was originally planned for June 2, but like nearly everything else this past spring, was postponed.

A special outdoor, mask wearing ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 30 for these special graduates so that they could enjoy a beautiful send off as they embark on their next milestone—Middle School.

Next fall, these graduates will attend a variety of middle school programs including Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, Bridgewater Academy, Cape Henry Collegiate, Kempsville Middle School, Norfolk Academy, and Old Donation School.

In her speech to the graduates, Heather Moore, head of school, highlighted the school’s four core values and charged the students with using them as a guide to their continued success in middle school and beyond.

“You have worked hard and accomplished so much in elementary school and together we have created a strong foundation for what is yet to come,” Moore said. “Before you go, I want to leave you with the following challenge: Take the core values of the Strelitz International Academy with you to your new school and throughout your educational journey.’”

The ceremony concluded with special awards, air hugs, and a resounding sense of pride that these special 2020 SIA graduates will take with them all of the love and wisdom they have received during their time at SIA as they proceed with courage and confidence to middle school and beyond.

Strelitz plans to open full time this fall. For information on enrollment or to schedule a tour, contact Carin Simon, admissions director, at or 757-424-4327.

Photography: Rashi Brashevitzky
– Carin Simon