Community Garden Nurtures Bodies and Fosters Education

Located in the courtyard at the center of the Lower School building, the St. Paul’s Community Garden was created by our community, for the community. Conceived in the fall of 2015, faculty, staff, and students have worked this past spring

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Taking the Anxiety Out of School Testing

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

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

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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Five Things To Expect Out Of A Summer Camp

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

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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