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Special Events

Burgundy hosts a number of well-loved community events throughout the year. Some are open only to current families, while others welcome everyone. Should you have a question about a particular event, please contact


Burgundy BBQ
The Burgundy BBQ is a fun and delicious event early in the school year for current students and their families. Families come together on campus to share dinner and community fellowship.

Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night, early each fall, provides current parents and guardians with an introduction to faculty and administration followed by a classroom presentation about the upcoming year. Parents will receive an overview of the curriculum as well as class schedules, and they will have an opportunity to meet teachers and ask questions.

Fall Fair
The October Fall Fair is one of Burgundy's longest running community gatherings. All are welcome! Activities include games and activities, a bake sale, an artisan fair, Kid’s Closet and used book sales, as well as entertainment and food. Current families, alumni families, and friends from the community gather on the campus for this family-friendly event. The Fall Fair showcases the enormous volunteer spirit and creativity of parents, faculty and staff. Learn more about Burgundy's Fall Fair.

Festival of Lights
A favorite of many families, the Festival of Lights assembly each December encompasses celebrations by many cultures sharing the theme of light. Each class learns about a different culture and prepares a song, dance, or skit about their customs to share with the community. A class party or other celebration, which families are also welcome to attend, typically follows the assembly.

The Annual Auction is an elegant and celebratory event for current parents and other invited guests each March. There is a new theme each year, but the event always features a cocktail reception, dinner, dessert and coffee, music, raffles, and a silent and live auction. The auction is the school’s primary fundraising event; proceeds benefit financial aid. Members of our community generously donate and/or solicit donations for items, services, and experiences that make up the offerings in the silent and live auctions. Auction attendees to bid on these items, business services, vacation packages, and more. A wide range of auction items at various values offer opportunities for all community members to take home something special and support financial aid. Learn more about Burgundy's Auction.

Spring Arts Festival
The Spring Arts Festival showcases student artwork from every grade level, as well as a variety of performances by students. This program highlights the diverse media and both two- and three-dimensional works that students create throughout the school year. Parents and students enjoy this opportunity to celebrate their own and fellow students’ artistic talents and the creativity inspired by the Burgundy curriculum. Annual artwork may include student photography, ceramics, painting, drawing and collage.

Lois and Eric Sevareid Forum
This biennial forum was established in 1994 in memory of Burgundy founders Lois and Eric Sevareid. Eric was a journalist with CBS News. The event features presentations by distinguished speakers on cutting-edge educational ideas and brings together current parents, alumni, alumni parents, and guests from the community and area independent schools.

Middle School Productions
Each Middle School class comes together onstage and behind the scenes for a production; the 6th grade "Burgundy on Broadway" musical review, the 7th grade play, and the 8th grade musical. These ticketed shows are open to everyone, but are very popular with fellow students, families, and friends, so may sell out.