Teachers across the nation are asking: How do I possibly show up in my classes and for my students over the next couple of days and weeks? In considering the current results of the elections — with so much still unknown and with so many of us with an already…

Industrial Age systems, from which traditional grading emerged

Well, to some kids and parents, quite a lot. Kids don’t just receive grades, they become them. “I’m an A student,” they say confidently. “I’m an C student,” they say while trying to become invisible. A student’s entire identity and self-worth can be built around their GPA. But what do…

  • Co-authored with Becky Schaeffer, Assistant Director of Admissions and Academic Administrator at Waring School

How do I find the right school for my child? In what learning environment will they thrive? New and different models of teaching and learning, while improving schools, are making it harder to place students into…

We embrace experiential education. We believe students — no, humans! — are wired to learn, and we believe that learning is relational. We inspire our students to see learning opportunities everywhere, not just within a four-walled classroom, and we do this through our commitment and focus on student-driven inquiry. Our…

A S.ESH session in early September. 5 teachers, 4 disciplines.

Teachers teaching teachers! There is no better form of professional development and that is exactly what we are doing. Twice a month, teachers meet in small interdisciplinary teams to workshop one another’s curriculum. What catalyzed this commitment to have faculty give up one free period every other week so as…

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