Gryphon's Emporium and Halpern's Uniforms will be open Thursday, August 27 to Saturday, August 29 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Drop by and check out their new location adjacent the parking lot (just look for the signs!)
The construction and upgrades to the PYP wing will now be ongoing until December 2015. Our anticipation is that the school will be fully functional when we open in September, but there may be some inconveniences for several months as the work is completed. For complete details, please click here to read Mr. Burke's construction update.
This morning, a parent came to talk with me, concerned about the construction in front of the school, seeking assurances that there was no danger to the children, wondering how long it would last. She was asking good and reasonable questions, and I thought that others might have the same questions, and so I thought I should share the answers.
I wanted to inform everyone as to how our students did on our first ever IB Diploma and Course results. These were our first IB exams – scored externally and internationally, worth up to 80% of the student grades, and analyzed internationally. Click here to read more
Some parents have approached me with a concern about international students at our school, and have shared their perception that we have significantly increasing numbers of international students, notably from Asia. I actually got a call from a local journalist to ask me some questions about this, which had been told to him by a few people as though it were news. We do not keep any numbers by ethnicity normally – we care about ability and character. But I found this interesting, so I decided to investigate.... Click here to read more.
I have been talking a bit with parents in the school about the nature of the education that their children are receiving at the school. They have pointed out that their children could go to another school, and get higher grades with less work. I can only agree. But, in our school, we are most interested in learning, learning that is complex, and challenging, and rewarding... Click here to read more.