Monthly Archives: May 2013

Inheriting the New Revolution

Dear Academy Families, Pat Bassett is retiring as the President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), after leading this important organization in innovative and provocative ways for 12 years. One of many reasons he will be much missed involves his cogent and elegant articles in NAIS’s Independent Schoolmagazine.  His last article in the Summer […]

The Ceaseless Waltz

| FROM THE MUSE | BY GABY DIAZ-QUINONES | MAY, 2013 | Swaths of silk spin with the gentle push of his firm hand . . . 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3. . . The faint aroma of a white rose fades as bells chime in the distance . . . 1, 2, 3, […]


| FROM THE MUSE | BY MADELEINE JOUNG | MAY, 2013 | If someone asked her what her name was, she would think about it, appraising the asker, before giving an answer.  Then again, that was what people did.  Most of them had two names, one totally Korean and the other completely Japanese. She didn’t.  She […]


| FROM THE MUSE | BY MARWA SAYED | MAY, 2013 | I woke up at one o’clock in the morning To the sound of the sea rushing by. I’ll flow along the rivers and into the lakes; Slowly, slowly reclaim. Had I a time When the seas were solemn and the Horses free, then […]

Where Has the Year Gone?

Dear Academy Families, It has been a busy and wonderful week! From Commencement, to our spring concert, to a particularly yeasty ASM, there has been much to celebrate. For those of you who might not have been able to join us for Commencement, this year’s seemed particularly vibrant. The Senior Breakfast before the ceremony was […]

Head of School Weekly Letter

Dear Academy Families, Our All School Meetings (ASM) are usually fabulous, and this week’s presentation of scenes from Romeo and Juliet by the drama upper-class elective hit that high mark. Unfortunately, however, I also had to share with our students a more serious concern as well. We just learned that early in April one of our […]