Monthly Archives: September 2013


Last week was our first All School Meeting (ASM), and what a great way to start! We held our now-annual “Student Summer Experience” presentation, with eight volunteers ranging across the four grades. Not only was the range of topics remarkable, but the poise and public-speaking displayed were show-stoppers! The experiences were accessible to any student […]

In the Chute

The fall semester is really and truly underway now! We’ve already experienced “Back to School Night” (I hope you were able to join us, and found it informative), our first sports competitions, and the start of clubs and activities. Most important, our students are now past “summer reading” and digging deeper into each of their […]

Happy 20th Birthday, Arcadia

Last week I wrote on science and math education; this week I’ll link science and math to Romantic poetry, gardens, Latin verse, love, sex and Time! Or, perhaps more accurately, I’ll reflect on how Tom Stoppard does just that in Arcadia, our all-school summer reading selection being discussed this week. I want to encourage you […]

A Synergy Benefiting Our Students

In this week’s “Science Times” section of The New York Times (September 3, 2103), all the articles examine the myths and mysteries behind the fear that the United States is falling behind globally in math and science education. While not all statistical studies are equally reliable, a few “factoids” and fundamental findings in these articles […]