SpartaFest and Homecoming

Join us for a weekend of activities celebrating Steward!

We have an amazing weekend planned for the Steward community! Click on the video below to catch a glimpse of this weekend's activities, and click here to see the SpartaFest 2018 program, complete with schedule and campus map.

Friday, October 12

On Friday night, grab your blankets and lawn chairs, and meet us on Waddell Terrace for dinner and the movie, "Shrek." Pizza from will be available for pre-ordering, and concessions will be for sale before and during the movie. If you arrive early, you can grab some goodies from the bake sale preview in the Athletic Center, too!

  • 6:30 p.m. Pre-ordered Pizza Available and Concessions Open
  • 7 p.m. Movie begins (or as soon as it's dark enough)

Saturday, October 13

Your old favorites--including inflatables, carnival games, balloon artist, bake sale, food trucks, music, class fundraisers, and more--are part of the festivities from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This is the first year we've been able to reserve the ride "The Meltdown", and it looks awesome! A golf cart parade featuring the Homecoming Court will take place prior to the soccer game that morning. In addition, don't miss the NEW fun: a Friends & Family Mini-Market, Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Painting sponsored by ArtLink (pre-order your pumpkins below), a SpartaFest geofilter, Prize Pockets with prizes for little ones, and faculty challenges that will match teachers against each other on the inflatables!

Take a look at the Steward-related businesses that are part of our Friends and Family Mini-Market!

Wristbands: for children ages 4 through Grade 8, a wristband is required for the carnival games and inflatables. Children 3 and younger, Steward Upper School students, and adults are free. Pre-registration is now closed, but wristbands will be available at SpartaFest for $25/child or $65/family.

  • 10:30 a.m. Homecoming Parade
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. SpartaFest (times for some activities vary; rides and games open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • 8-10:30 p.m. Homecoming Dance

2018 SpartaFest Shirt Front      2018 SpartaFest Shirt Back

To commemorate this great weekend, order a SpartaFest shirt! This year’s shirt is a navy blue, long-sleeve shirt with Steward's logo on the front and the main design on the back. There is also a design going down one sleeve. The adult shirt is a Next Level tri-blend, long-sleeve crew shirt (50% polyester, 25% combed ringspun cotton, 25% rayon jersey). The youth shirt is a Bella + Canvas jersey long-sleeve shirt (100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton with ribbed cuff).

You may order SpartaFest shirts ($20 each for youth sizes and $25 each for adult sizes) below. Faculty and staff may purchase one adult shirt at a special discounted rate.

If you have any questions, please contact SpartaFest chair Sydney Smith at

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