This year marks our 50th graduating class of Sumner Academy!

At Sumner Academy, we strive to prepare our students for whatever path they decide to take for high school. Our community and curriculum creates inquisitive, innovative, knowledgeable, resilient, communicative, and empathetic graduates. These six traits are the pillars from which our students are prepared to begin the next chapter in their journey and beyond. Join us as we celebrate the Class of 2024!

Meet the Graduates

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Words of Love & Support


A. Harris

"No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind." ~ T. Swift

Dream big and have great adventures! Best of luck to all of the 2024 8th graders!

- Angel H.

M. Belote

Congratulations Class of 2024! You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think! As you all embark on the next journey of your academic path, always remember your roots. They are the foundation of life and the wings of your future! Proud of you A.H!

- Mandy B.

S. Nielsen2

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

S. Nielsen

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss

S. Hall

I adore each of you! With your unique talents and personalities, I am certain that each of you will change the world for better!

-Mrs. Hall

N. Mariott

Congratulations to the graduates!! You have all achieved so much and you should be proud! Best wishes to each of you as you continue on to high school and beyond.

-Natacia M.

I. Scott

I love how accepting and kind this class is. I see it everyday in their interactions with one another. I also look forward to our tradition of pranking the Head of School.

-Ioana S.

E. Chapman

I have enjoyed watching this 8th grade class grow up together! Even those who are new this year seem like they have been here the whole time! I love them all and I cannot wait to see all the wonderful things that they do in life! Congratulations!

-Emily C.

J. Lee

So proud of our 8th grade HAWKS! The future is bright for each of you!

-Jenny L.


This class is the perfect example of our SA "family" - they have been as close as siblings from the start. We don't have to wish them luck - I know they are going places!

-Kelly S.


Congratulations to the 50th graduating class of HAWKS!



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The Places Our Graduates Have Gone

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