Grandparents Day was first held at Ensworth in May of 1970. It was started at the suggestion of the Board of Trustees that it was important to have “a specific day set aside for the purpose of inviting the grandparents to visit the school to observe how it functions during a working day.” The first Grandparents Day was so successful that Headmaster Esty Foster agreed it should be made an annual event.
Grandparents Day continues as a tradition at Ensworth today. Grandparents are invited to Ensworth’s Lower/Middle School Campus and the High School Campus on separate days. Each Grandparents Day includes an assembly with student performances and offers an opportunity for grandparents to visit classrooms with their grandchildren. The day gives grandparents a chance to experience Ensworth first-hand and sparks conversation about education between generations.