Christian Vital '13 is a basketball player on the cusp of fulfilling his dream of playing in the NBA. His coach at Rectory, Brad Seaward, described Vital as “...always the first person in the gym and the last one to leave.” It was clear that his talent was undeniable, as was his work ethic, but it was at Rectory where Vital learned to stretch his comfort zone to become an exceptional student, athlete, and young man. He credits his Rectory experience with giving him the ability to communicate with anyone regardless of personal differences. Click read more to learn about Vital's career.
Dear Rectory Community,
Rectory School was founded on family values and has thrived for 100 years thanks to the strength of its community, a community that includes eager students, devoted faculty, staff, and administration, and our 5,500 alumni--and their families--from around the world. We are extremely grateful to have a worldwide network of engaged alumni who add to this school's great legacy. We strive to keep you informed about what is happening on campus and all upcoming opportunities for you to connect with Rectory and one another. Our newest offering to that end is the Bell Tower Bulletin, which we will distribute periodically via email and will also be available on the School's website.
Our Bell Tower Bulletin will bring the spirit of Rectory to you, wherever you may be, by featuring alumni stories, sharing bits of Rectory lore, and spotlighting past and upcoming events. We hope you enjoy the inaugural issue, and as always, if you are looking to reconnect, your Rectory family is just a phone call or email away.
Director of Development
Alden Mills '84 was a self-described "two-left-
The Art of Finance with Hank Smith '76
January 6, 2021, 7:00 p.m. EST
Please join Hank Smith ‘76, alumnus and former trustee, as he discusses his journey from Rectory to Wall Street. As Head of Investment Strategy for the Haverford Trust Company, Hank will discuss Haverford’s economic and capital markets outlook for 2021, and lend insight into strategies for the year ahead. Join us for a lively hour of fun anecdotes, a few life lessons, and a lot of Q&A.
Planning for Rectory's fall re-opening began before the spring term ended. Eight task forces were formed to repopulate Rectory's campus for the fall term. Each task force was charged with creating operational assumptions and action plans and determining staffing and budgetary needs.
On August 31, Rectory bid a fond farewell to Daniel Newman as he retired as the School's Director of Nursing after 40 years of service.
Celebrating A Centennial
Sharing our stories. Sharing our lives.
A Rectory Community, World-Wide Centennial Service Project
In honor of Dr. King's legacy of service and to commemorate Rectory's Centennial, you are invited during January to help us reach our goal of 100 acts of service for Rectory's 100 years.
Contribute to the Centennial Publication
Preserve the stories of YOUR Rectory for future generations! Wonder what it was like to be on Rectory’s campus in the “olden days?” Rectory is preparing a magazine-style publication to celebrate its Centennial, and we are seeking your personal narratives about what Rectory was like when you were on campus (all decades). Contact or send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org or
view more stories.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Put on your Sherlock Holmes cap, bring out the magnifying glass…and help us identify these photographs or objects! When? Who? Where? What? Do you have a story?
What's in your attic? Remember the Archives!
Thank you for continuing to share your lives with Rectory.