Chowder Day & Reunion


- A Celebration for the Whole Family -
Saturday, October 16, 2021

Join us for our annual family homecoming and alumni reunion. A full day of athletic events, family fun, and delicious New England chowder make this a "don't miss this" kind of day!

This community-wide event began in the 1944 and has been a much anticipated annual tradition ever since. Parents, grandparents, students, siblings, alumni, alumni parents, and friends come together to cheer on the PCD Knights in athletic contests throughout the day, enjoy chowder and clam cakes, and chat with old friends and new. The day promises terrific competition, amazing chowder and lots of fun. Everyone is welcome—the more the merrier!

9:00am - 1pm
Alumni Registration & Coffee
Alumni Tent on the field
Pick up your alumni button for complimentary chowder.  
 
9:00am
Bike Ride in Memory of Former Associate Head of School, Mr. Ed Ames, Jr.
Surrounding Community
All are welcome.  
 
9:00am
Middle School Cross Country vs. Blackstone Valley Prep, Community Prep, Lincoln, and Times 2 Academy
Campus Perimeter  
 
9:00am
Middle School Girls “A” Soccer vs. Blackstone Valley Prep School
Varsity Turf Field  
 
9:00am
Middle School Boys “A” Soccer vs. Community Prep School
Varsity Turf Field  
 
9:00am
JV Girls Volleyball vs. St. Raphael Academy
Moran Gymnasium  
 
10:00am - 2:00pm
Children’s Activities
Children of all ages will find fun throughout the day.  
 
10:00am
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Lincoln School
At Kendbrin  
 
10:00am
Henry Barnard School Games
Varsity Turf Field  
 
10:30am
Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Times 2 Academy
Moran Gymnasium  
 
11:00am
Varsity Cross Country vs. Marianapolis, Rocky Hill, and St. Andrews Schools
Campus Perimeter  
 
11:00am - 3:00pm
Chowder Buffet Luncheon
Evan R. West Field House
Traditional feast includes New England clam chowder provided by Blount Fine Foods with additional support from FLIK Independent School Dining Services and Tourtellot & Co.  
 
11:45am
Turf Field Dedication
Varsity Turf Field  
 
11:55am
Varsity Football Senior Recognition & Coin Toss
Woodruff Field
 

12:00 Noon
Varsity Football Senior Recognition

Woodruff Field 

12:00 NOON - 3:00pm
Alumni Art Show

Corkery Auditorium, 2nd Floor Metcalf Building
All are welcome. 

12:05pm
National Anthem & Alma Mater

Varsity Turf / Woodruff Fields  

12:15pm
Varsity Football vs. Hope High School
Woodruff Field  
 
12:15pm
Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Hope High School
Varsity Turf Field  
 
12:30pm
Freshman Girls Volleyball vs Seekonk High School
Moran Gymnasium
 
1:45pm
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Burrillville High School
Varsity Turf Field  
 
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alumni Art Show & Cocktail Reception
Corkery Auditorium, 2nd Floor Metcalf Building
All alumni are welcome. Alcohol will be served.  Positive 21+ ID required.

Chowder Day Gallery


Visit our Flickr page to see all our great photos.

Chowder Day History

Deep in the archives we found this gem of a story. It chronicles the origin of Chowder Day, which dates back to the early '40s. It seems to have been a class assignment, which we think deserves an A.

If you are the author or know who is, please let us know!