As visitors approach the mansion they see the School's formal "front lawn," a memorable destination for returning alumnae who recall commencement and Prize Day ceremonies here.
This beautifully manicured oval of grass, maple trees and flowers is located directly in front of the historic mansion. Visitor parking is available on its circular driveway. The oval was redesigned in 2011 to improve traffic flow and to offer more space for formal ceremonies.
Extending from the mansion's front terrace is a set of stairs leading to a walkway across the driveway and to the lawn where another set of "grassy" stairs provides an elegant entrance for the graduation procession from the mansion to the tent for commencement.