Many of our students' strongest memories are also the school's oldest traditions.

Some of our traditions are as many as 150 years old (the Declamation Contest); others are decades strong (Battle of the Heads). Some of our traditions are serious and reverent (Vespers); others are nothing more than good, old-fashioned silliness (screaming your head off during Blair Week pep rally.)

And speaking of silly, just what does "Ala Viva" mean?

What does the Ala Viva mean?

You can go anywhere around the world to Peddie alumni everywhere in every country, you can say Ala Viva and they’ll know what it means.

Regan Cook '19

Heads' Day




Chorus performs in the chapel at Vespers


Blair Week

Students cheering on Peddie


The Declamation Contest

Student delivering monologue on stage