Graduation 2021

We are so excited to be able to hold an in-person graduation for the Class of 2021. It will take place on May 17, 2021 at 10am on The North Green/Conservatory Green in Northfield.

This page will be updated with details for friends and family as we learn more.


Due to continuing health and safety guidelines, capacity is still restricted. Each student will be provided four (4) tickets to invite family members or friends to attend graduation. Students can pick up their graduation tickets after they have completed Senior check-out.

Site Information

The Central Park Master Community Association (MCA) has graciously offered us the use of their north Green area, which is located at 8303 E. 49th Place, Denver, CO 80238. This link brings you to a map of the area. It is a lovely grassy amphitheater with a stage and cement seating features. It is about a mile west of the Northfield campus

We will have circles chalked out on the green where families can set up with blankets or portable chairs to view the graduation to maintain physical distancing. Graduates and staff will be provided seating.

There will be restrooms as well as handicapped parking available. We are working on livestreaming, but at the least we will be able to offer a video version of the ceremony immediately after its conclusion.

Announcement Inserts

Northfield is producing inserts that families can include in their graduation announcements noting the new date, time and venue of the event. These are now available in the front office of Building 5 – take as many as you need! If you would like a .pdf version of the insert to print at home (you can cut to 3×5 size), please click here.

Ordering Commencement Photos

Lifetouch will be taking professional photographs during Commencement. For ordering information, please see this document.

Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Checkout

Both rehearsal and checkout are MANDATORY events. Seniors who do not participate in these will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony on May 17.

Graduation Rehearsal will be held on the North Green on May 14, 10:30am-12pm. Senior Checkout will take place on campus on May 14, 1pm-4pm. Details on senior checkout are available here, including a link to sign up.


Please be sure to review this document, which explains the expectations for graduation attendance, cap decoration, attire and more.


Graduates will wear the standard navy blue cap and gown from Jostens. These will be available at the end of Senior Check-Out. The only decorative regalia that is permitted is what has been issued by Northfield, such as the IB Diploma stole, the National Honor Society cord and other honorary cords. Students are not permitted to purchase other types of decorative stoles or cords to wear during the ceremony. This year, an exceptional one, they will be permitted to decorate their caps as vision boards. More detail to come on those guidelines.