When Your Neighborhood School Stops Working

When the fall weather comes, and the Admissions Season starts to gear up, I know I will get a few calls from parents who are not interested in the upcoming school year, but who want to move their child to

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Winterim Week Brings School’s Mission Alive, Relieves Seasonal Blues

Last week, instead of following the regular class schedule, students and teachers in grades 5-8 participated in what’s known as the annual “Winterim” week. Each year during the Winterim week, Middle School teachers plan, schedule, and organize a series of

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Enhancing Hands-On Learning and Technology

Middle School Science Teacher Casey Kleiman

To Middle School Science Teacher Casey Kleiman, teaching is about reliving discovery through the eyes of his students and sharing in their passion. “It’s about showing them that you can enjoy learning.” Kleiman won the Nellie Hilleary Carter and Judge

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Screenagers

With the average screen time among young people on the rise, St. Paul’s and St. Paul’s School for Girls Schools are excited to jointly present a screening of the ground-breaking film Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. In addition to classroom or

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Do We Really Need Recess?

Cheers, laughter, rules negotiations, and groans are the common sounds emanating from the ping pong tables, four-square areas, basketball courts, the wall-ball “court” and the front grassy locations for football and lacrosse. Middle school boys engage in this supervised, but

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Breaking Free From Overparenting

A book I highly recommended, How to Raise an Adult – Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, speaks very directly and clearly about the risks of micromanaging. Schools are places for mistakes, do-overs, temporary failures,

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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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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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Five Things to Look For in a Summer Camp

Summer is just around the corner, and whether your child is a first time camper or a camping veteran, there are many factors to consider before enrolling him/her into summer camp. Here are five things to think about when choosing

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