Taking the Anxiety Out of School Testing

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When our youngest was just five years old, we moved from Washington to the suburbs. A husband, three children, a dog, and a full-time job. It shouldn’t be that hard, right? Well, it was the school search that nearly did

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When It Comes to Picking a School, Parents Need to do the Homework

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Homework in the summer? When it comes to finding a school for your child, that’s the best time to start. Getting started on your school search means parents sitting down with pencil and paper to come up with a thoughtful

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How to Defeat the Summer Slide

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The arrival of the summer brings with it infinite possibilities. The school year is over, homework obligations have ended, and the strict regimentation of school life recedes. For our children the summer months often feature unstructured play with friends, time

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Rotten Apples and The St. Paul’s Gentleman

The concept of the St. Paul’s gentleman has long been embedded in our school’s culture. Though a recent poll of older alumni and long-time faculty/friends on its origin produced no Eureka moment, the notion seems to have emerged during the

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Five Things To Expect Out Of A Summer Camp

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Summer opportunities for children are numerous these days, so how do you begin to decide the best option? If you have been to summer camp, you’re quite familiar with the benefits that come with it. If you have not, you

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Three Predictors of Kindergarten Readiness

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After a particularly difficult phone call, where I had to explain to lovely parents that their bright son is not ready for kindergarten, I need a little therapy, so I spend an hour in kindergarten. I am reminded that typical

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St. Paul’s Art At Its Best: Concert Chorale in Germany and Austria

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I was highly fortunate to travel with the St. Paul’s Concert Chorale as a chaperone during their tour in March to Germany and Austria. The Concert Chorale, under the direction of John Smedstad, has secured a regional and international reputation

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Kinetic Sculpture Team Wins Art Award For Second Year In A Row

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The joint St. Paul’s/SPSG Kinetic Sculpture Race team won, for the second year in a row, the Art Award at the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship in Baltimore. Kinetic Sculptures are amphibious, human powered works of art custom built for

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