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Unionville-Chadds Ford School District plans for the centennial school year

08/26/2023 11:48AM ● By Steven Hoffman

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has unveiled some of its plans for celebrating the centennial school year.  The community is invited to join the school district in celebrations throughout the school year, including a series of unforgettable events that will honor the rich heritage, inspiring achievements, and a commitment to a bright future of the entire school district.

Centennial Parade on Oct. 6

Kick off the festivities with a vibrant Centennial Parade on Oct. 6. This historic procession will wind its way from Unionville Elementary School to Patton Middle School. The parade promises to be a dazzling display of school spirit, featuring students and alumni marching proudly together. This parade will be a testament to the rich history and bright future of the district  and its students, families, alumni, and all community members are invited to line the parade route and be part of this grand spectacle before the Unionville homecoming football game.

Historical bus tours of the Community

Discover the history and growth of Unionville-Chadds Ford with enlightening historical bus tours. journey through the landmarks and stories that have shaped the Unionville-Chadds Ford community over the past century. Dates and times for these tours are available on the U-CF Centennial website. Capacity is limited so register today.

Open House at Unionville Elementary on Nov. 4

Visit the building where it all started in 1923, Unionville Elementary, on Nov. 4 for a special Centennial Open House. Take a walk down memory lane and witness the progress and evolution of the school district. See the original auditorium and gymnasium. This is a wonderful opportunity for alumni, current students, and families to reconnect and share in the pride of being part of the district's history.

Centennial Gala - April 13, 2024

The pinnacle of the Centennial celebrations will be the Centennial Gala on April 13 at Longwood Gardens. Join in for a glamorous evening of elegance, entertainment, and reflection as the district celebrates the achievements of the past and set its sights on the future. This grand celebration promises to be a night to remember.

Be a Part of Unionville-Chadds Ford School District history

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is looking for individuals to be a part of history by submitting mementos to be used during the district's centennial celebration. The mementos selected from the submissions will be displayed in centennial exhibits at various  locations and at centennial events throughout the school year. Examples include but are not limited to art, clothing, books, signage, and pennants.
The district will also feature an online short video series to be published on the website, social media channels, and YouTube. This series will feature individuals sharing happy memories from their time at the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. 

For more information about these events and other Centennial activities, please visit the dedicated UCF Centennial webpage at This is where the latest updates, event schedules, and ways to get involved will be shared