6th Grade Graduation
This page was created to serve as the go-to source on all things relating to graduation. You will find RSVP and questionnaire forms, the schedule of the day, and parking and photography information. Check back often for updates.
Schedule of the Day
The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and doors to the Community Room will open at 8:45 a.m.
- Please have your student arrive in the 6th grade classroom at 7:45 a.m. to allow for boutonnieres and corsages to be attached, the class photo be taken, and prepare for the ceremony. Light refreshments for students will be served in the classroom.
- Light refreshments for parents, caregivers, and the graduates' guests will be served in the South yard.
- Every family will have four reserved seats in front of the stage. These seats are not assigned, however, and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional guests may sit in the open seating area.
- Please do not enter the Community Room before 8:45 a.m. to allow for preparations.
Graduation Photography and Video
To allow families to enjoy the celebration, the Communications department will be taking photos of the graduation and will make them available in an online album. In addition, we will be videotaping the ceremony, and all families will receive a complimentary link to the digital video. Prints and digital copies of the class group photo and and graduate portraits can be purchased from an online album made available by Cam Sanders.
Please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking. Parking is available across the street in the Guitar Center parking lot. The City of Pasadena prohibits parking on San Gabriel Boulevard in front of the school. Please cross at the lights and observe all safety signals.
Alumni Brick Walkway
Become part of the commemorative Alumni Brick Walkway! To purchase your brick and choose your special message to be engraved and added to the messages other Walden alumni have left before you, click here.
A Note on Dress Guidelines
Like every special event where they are presenting, we ask that they do their best to dress in their nicest outfit, whatever that may be and however they define that with you, their parents. When they "dress up" they send the message to the audience that they want to be taken seriously as presenters and that they have something important to say that deserves respect. Here are some guidelines to know what can be considered "dressed down" and can generally be AVOIDED:
- ragged jeans
- t-shirts with logos or images
- sports clothes
- sporty shoes like sneakers (although often this is all they own, so their nicest pair is ok)
- flip flops and beach shoes
While it is traditional that students will dress in semi-formal attire, especially when we ask them to wear their nicest outfit, there are also dressy items that you may want to AVOID for the sake of comfort and safety:
- high heeled or uncomfortable shoes they could trip in
- strapless dresses that are often tempting to constantly pull up
- short dresses that may be revealing when sitting propped up on a stage for a couple of hours
- any underwear showing or outfits that would require constant adjustments to hide under garments
- make-up that could leave streaks down their face if they cry or that could rub off on other people when they give hugs goodbye
If anyone would like to see an example of what students have worn in the past, feel free to drop by the classroom to see a graduation photo.
After graduation, our school photographer Cam Sanders will set up on online gallery after graduation through which you will be able to purchase prints of the class group photo and graduate portraits. Look for the link by the end of June.
Please complete your reservation for the luncheon following graduation at the Altadena Country Club by selecting your menu choices and submitting your payment through this form.
This year, the 6th grade class gift, an annual graduating class tradition at Walden, will be funding the seeds for a new partnership with 301 Organics. Your contribution will go towards increased sustainability efforts at Walden through fostering a deeper understanding of what it means to "be green," from our waste management to recycling, from composting to gardening, and through education and curriculum integration.
Thank you for donating to the 6th grade class gift and leaving a parting gift that will benefit Walden's program and students for years to come.
Please click here to make a contribution.
Please complete this form to confirm your child's name (first name, middle name if applicable, last name) as it will appear on their diploma as well as their preferred first name for a banner displayed at graduation.