Kolbe Academy Commencement Ceremony Registration


A commencement ceremony is held once a year to honor students who just have or will soon graduate, which means completing all requirements for their high school diploma. Participating in commencement does not automatically mean that a student has graduated. Please see the 'Diploma' section below for more information. 
Seniors must be enrolled full-time for senior year to be eligible for a Kolbe diploma & participation in Kolbe's commencement ceremony. 

2023 Commencement

Commencement 2023
Thursday, May 25th
9:30 A
Kolbe Academy is hosting an in-person and online graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 on Thursday, May 25 at 9:30 AM EST. Please register here to attend the event in person or online! An event schedule, cap & gown information, and other details will be sent to you in a confirmation email after you register.

DEADLINE FOR GRADS TO REGISTER: May 15, 2023. If you are attending the virtual ceremony and would like a diploma cover and tassel to be mailed to you in advance of the ceremony, you must register by May 4, 2023 to receive these by mail in time. A diploma cover and tassel are not required for participation in the virtual ceremony.

Georgia Event

In-person Event:
The in-person event will take place at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Peachtree Corners, GA.
Mary Our Queen Catholic Church
Practice for commencement and a Baccalaureate Mass will be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 24th. After graduation on Thursday, May 25th, a luncheon will be hosted by Kolbe Academy.
Faculty, students, parents, and guests are all welcome to attend the event in Georgia. An event schedule will be sent to you in a confirmation email after you sign up to attend the event.

Online Event

Online Event: Graduates may participate virtually, if they are unable to join us for the in-person event in Georgia. Faculty, students, parents, and guests are also welcome to attend virtually.


In-person Event Fees:

The cost for graduating seniors attending the in-person event is $125 per graduate with up to two guests.  If you are bringing more than two guests, an additional $15 per additional guest will be charged.

If you would like to attend the in-person graduation but do not have a graduate, the cost is $15/guest. 

Virtual Event Fees:

There is no fee for virtual graduates or guests. 

Luncheon Fees:
A catered luncheon from Smokejack BBQ is included in the price for the event.


Participating in our commencement ceremony is a separate process from graduating. Please see the Graduation Application Process Help Center Article for more information on the graduation process. Students do not need to have completed all of their coursework to join us for the commencement event. Students have until the end of 2023 to meet their diploma requirements and can still "walk" in the ceremony.

To graduate and receive a diploma, the student must complete all requirements of the degree program and submit a Graduation Application (previously called Diploma Request). It may be several weeks before you receive the diploma in the mail. For students who have ceremonies prior to receiving their actual diploma, we suggest using a diploma cover.

Slideshow Information

When you begin the event registration form, please be prepared to upload your child's senior picture or another formal photograph of your student for use in the slideshow that is played prior to the ceremony. Files must be less than 100 MB.
Along with the picture we will share your student's name and post-graduation plans, so you'll want to have that information handy to complete the application. If your child is unsure, "undecided" or noting one or two possible options are acceptable answers. You may contact us up until May 17th if plans change and you would like your senior's slide updated.

Senior Spotlight & Student Speaker

This APPLICATION FORM should be used to apply for a
Senior Spotlight and/or Student Commencement Speaker
We want to shine a light on the accomplishments & adventures of our senior class. If your senior might be interested in sharing their achievements or exciting future plans, please apply here. Our spotlights may be featured in social media, on the Kolbe Academy website, blog, or podcast, or through other avenues. Please include information, photographs, or other media you would be happy to share with the wider Kolbe community and publically through external channels. Kolbe Academy is proud to spotlight our amazing seniors!
The deadline to apply for Student Commencement Speaker was Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The Student Commencement Speaker Application is now closed.


Please provide your mailing address so that we can mail your student's diploma cover to you for virtual graduation. (available if form submitted by 5/15/23)