The senior class of Flintridge Preparatory School graduated as the class of 2011 in commencement exercises at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Sunday evening, June 5.
Teachers filed into the large auditorium to the sound of Aaron Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and then an organ filled the space with the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” as students took their seats onstage.
Kyle Eschen led the invocation and was followed by Martha Montag Brown, chair of the Board of Trustees.
Montag Brown, whose three children attended Flintridge Preparatory, spoke about the characteristics that make Prep, as the school is known, unique; she also spoke about the challenges that lie ahead for each graduate.
“The difference between high school and college is that your choices are up to you now. There aren’t teachers, high school counselors or parents to tell you how to do your work, what classes to choose, when to go to bed, or what choices to make,” Montag Brown said.