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Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School

Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 1/24

Dear Upper School Families, I’ve written before about how our alumni, when they come to visit, talk about how well prepared they feel, compared to their college classmates. We strive, in the Upper School, to provide a challenging, but supportive environment, in which our students can develop the hard and soft skills they will need…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 1/17

Dear Upper School Families, Winter activities are in full swing, and with a flurry of activity, comes the need for a few reminders. When it comes to transportation, we have rules that must be followed, for your own student’s protection and safety. Students may never transport themselves to any off-campus, school-related events. Field trips, off-campus practices,…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 1/10

Dear Upper School Families, A very happy New Year to all of you! I hope your break was relaxing and rejuvenating. At school, our main goal is to get back to our normal routine. While January is mostly a quiet month, we will have our first semester exams of the year. Our new format means that…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 12/20

Dear Upper School Families, It may seem counterintuitive, but breaks from school can be a time of great anxiety for children. Even though the students are just as excited about vacation as teachers are, breaks in routine can cause students to experience transition anxiety. While not as serious as summer transition anxiety, a few weeks with no…
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