Flag Friday

At Old Town Academy, Flag Friday is a cherished tradition that embodies our commitment to community, patriotism, and the development of strong character in our students. This weekly event brings together students, faculty, and families to celebrate achievements, honor our country, and reinforce the core values that define our school community.

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What is Flag Friday?

Flag Friday is a special assembly held every Friday morning. The VA Domiciliary joins our school to participate in a ceremony that includes raising the American flag, patriotic songs, and announcements of student achievements. This event is designed to instill a sense of pride, respect, and unity among all participants.

  • Patriotic Ceremony: The assembly begins with the ceremonial raising of the American flag, accompanied by the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of patriotic songs.
  • Student Recognitions: Students are recognized for their achievements, both academic and extracurricular, fostering a culture of excellence and encouragement.
  • Community Building: The event provides an opportunity for students, teachers, and families to come together, strengthening the sense of community and shared values.

The Importance of Flag Friday

Flag Friday is more than just a weekly assembly; it is a cornerstone of Old Town Academy's educational philosophy. It reinforces the values of patriotism, respect, and community service that are integral to our school's mission.

  • Patriotism: By participating in the flag ceremony, students develop a deep sense of patriotism and appreciation for their country.
  • Respect and Discipline: The structured nature of the ceremony teaches students the importance of respect, discipline, and decorum.
  • Community Engagement: The involvement of families and the local community in Flag Friday events strengthens bonds and fosters a supportive educational environment.


Flag Friday has had a lasting impact on our students and community, as reflected in the testimonials from parents and students:

“Flag Friday is a wonderful tradition that my children look forward to every week. It’s a great way to start the day with a sense of pride and community.” - Parent
“I love Flag Friday because it makes me feel connected to my school and my country. It’s a special time to celebrate and recognize each other’s achievements.” - Student

Join Us!

At Old Town Academy, we invite all members of our community to join us for Flag Friday. Whether you are a current family, prospective parent, or community member, you are welcome to experience this uplifting tradition that celebrates our shared values and strengthens our school community. Come and see why Flag Friday is a beloved part of our school culture.

Learn about enrollment and waitlists. We are taking lottery applications for the 2024-2025 School Year - Sign Up for Consideration Now.