Admission season is in full swing, and our next Open House is on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. in the Gymnasium. Word-of-mouth is our most powerful marketing tool. Why? Because at a smaller school like ours, the joy experienced here every day can best be shared by your stories. Stories like the tiny kindergartener … Continue reading Share Your Story
Last summer, Head of School Eddie Mensah recommended the Prep community read Unselfie. Today, in the latest "Two Minutes with Eddie" video, he talks about why it matters.
By Kelly Crum, Communications Manager One of the many blessings of a smaller school is the ease with which teachers can collaborate. Middle School Language Arts teacher Katherine Slayton and Music and Band teacher Katie Kilroy recently teamed up to provide fifth grade English Language Arts students an engaging lesson to cap off their study … Continue reading Beautiful Bluegrass
By Katie Edde, Dean of Students How do we teach children to learn from failure? As a parent of two Prep students, I know the temptation to rescue my girls from situations that may lead to failure or disappointment. I don’t want them to be hurt. Rather, I want them to grow up to be … Continue reading A Dress Rehearsal for Life
By Emily Tucker, STEM Specialist Prep’s 6th Annual STEM Egg Drop Challenge was a huge success with nearly 50 teams, 40 additional entries, 18 student volunteers, and at least 12 staff members! Discovery Place Science museum graciously provided tickets to the IMAX Dome Theatre for our contest winners. Students tested their contraptions on the four … Continue reading An Egg-cellent STEM Egg Drop Challenge
By Sharon Vanella, Head of Early School One of the most critical aspects of Montessori education is the relationship that this educational model has to child development, and really, to the neurology of the developing brain. Children are naturally inclined toward discovery and play. Beginning in infancy, babies delight in games like peek-a-boo, and once … Continue reading Purposeful Play