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School’s first IB class graduates next week

Somersfield Academy’s Class of 2021 will be the first class to graduate the school with an IB diploma after the school introduced the programme in 2019. Pictured in the front row, from left to right: Frank Arnold, Jesse Williams, Lily Crofts, Paris Seymour, Emilie Boucher, Samuel Resnik. Picture in the back row from left to right: Tyler DeCouto, Darius Mills, Marco Stirling, Jacob Stephens, Jaden Smith, Ari Harrison. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The first International Baccalaureate class at a private school yesterday prepared themselves for their high school graduation.

The total of 12 Somersfield Academy pupils – some of whom had been at the Devonshire school since they were aged three – collected their caps and gowns for the groundbreaking graduation next Friday.

Somersfield Academy, which used to educate children up to age 16, announced in 2019 that they would offer the IB diploma programme and take children up to age 18.

A spokeswoman for the school said that the graduation of the Class of 2021 coincided with the school’s 30th anniversary.

She added: “For our founding families, we can think of no better way to celebrate their collective efforts to establish a diverse school community founded in the Montessori approach than today, with our 12 trailblazing IB diploma graduates – almost half of whom have known no other school than Somersfield Academy.”

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Published May 25, 2021 at 7:49 am (Updated May 25, 2021 at 7:23 am)

School’s first IB class graduates next week

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