Fifth Grade Promotion & Sorting Banquet

Once again, the end of our school year will mark the promotion of another class of fifth graders to Sixth Grade and the Upper School. This is a monumental accomplishment for our students, and we could not be prouder of the work they have done. To mark this momentous occasion, each year we hold a very special Promotion Ceremony and Banquet for our Fifth Grade scholars.

When and Where

We are delighted that this year our Promotion and Sorting Ceremony will once again take place as a formal banquet at the Grapevine Convention Center. We strongly encourage all current 5th graders and their parents to attend this important milestone in your child’s academic life.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 South Main Street
Grapevine, Texas 76051

Doors open at 5:30pm.

Banquet Dinner

Dinner will be an Italian buffet including meat or vegetarian lasagna, salad, and dessert.


To cover the cost of the delicious dinner and event,
admission is $22/person.

Please note, that to ensure that all Fifth Grade students and parents are able to attend, each Fifth Grade family will be limited to 3 tickets each (your 5th grader + 2 guests).

All tickets  must be purchased by 5pm on Tuesday, May 16th.


Limited financial assistance may be available for families who qualify. Reach out to Mr. Beyer to inquire.

House Sorting

As part of the celebration, students will be sorted into their respective Upper School houses. Representatives from the Upper School, including Headmaster Dr. Amber Dyer, will be present to welcome them. The ceremony will also include a poetry recitation by our students, a recognition of our prefects, and a goodly amount of other pomp and circumstance.

Student Attire

Such a notable occasion also calls for an elevated degree of formality. We ask that our Fifth Grade students come to the event dressed in more formal attire. We will use the standard School Concert Dress Code described below (also found on page 101 of the Lower School Family Handbook):

  • Boys: Black or dark dress pants with a white button-up dress shirt, black or dark belt, black or dark necktie, and black or dark dress shoes.
  • Girls: Black or dark, modest-length dress or skirt with a white blouse/top, and black or dark dress shoes, dress sandals, or ballet flats.

Reception at Pop Factory

To give all our fifth graders an opportunity to visit and celebrate their promotion together, we will be hosting an informal reception for Fifth Grade families at Pop Factory adjacent to Toyota Music Factory in Las Colinas from 4 to 6pm on Wednesday, May 24th. A Great Hearts Irving parent has generously sponsored a Buy One Pop, Get One Free coupon for all our Fifth Grade scholars to use at the reception, which will be given to them following the Promotion Ceremony.

House Shirts

Fifth Graders who have just been sorted into their Upper School house will be able to purchase their new House Shirt! House shirts will be on sale for $10 following the Promotion Ceremony. Please bring check or cash.

We eagerly look forward to celebrating our Fifth Grade students as they matriculate to a new year, a new grade level, and a new Great Hearts Irving campus.

For questions about our Promotion Ceremony and Banquet, please reach out to