Unfortunately, there is no conclusive research that identifies that one has a real advantage over another. Yet, there are some important benefits to a co-ed elementary school worth highlighting.
The thought of standardized testing brings many of us back to our youth – a bit of fear ensues and the smell of fresh #2 pencils linger in our memory. However, there is no need to fret! Let’s clear the air on standardized testing at the elementary and middle school levels.
Given the barrage of upsetting and intense news these days, I sometimes have parents ask whether they should be talking with their children about a particular topic (war, racial injustice, mental health, political polarization, economic stress just to name a few), or whether they should shield them altogether from certain issues. It can be hard to answer that question, as there is no “one size fits all” response.
Seventh grade French students have been studying the beautiful city of Québec recently. In a normal year, we would have been able to travel there, but even though we can’t do that we’re still doing our best to imagine ourselves visiting one of the oldest cities in North America.
When we think of April, we think of Easter and of course rabbits. Our first-grade students had an exciting time learning about rabbits.
Second grade has been learning about different fables and trying to identify the lesson in each story. Read more about their beautiful Anansi spiders.
During the second trimester, our fourth graders learned how electricity works in the world! The first experiment they worked on was wiring simple circuits and then moved on to battles of their brushbots!
For chapel, students were recently reading a story about what life is and isn’t about.
During the month of March, the lower school students participated in a volleyball unit and did a cross-curricular math activity.
Music in a world language classroom helps our students to retain words and expressions much more effectively. The repetitive patterns within the song help them memorize words. If it’s fun, it’s worth repeating!
The 2nd grade students had an integrated curriculum around Ireland in language arts, social studies, and religion.
8th graders in March/April spent class time preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation.