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  • Colt Cup Challenge

    Up to the Challenge: Sustaining Community in a Time of Isolation

    "The crews we put together out of necessity for following COVID guidelines ended up being a really good thing, but at first they felt like a one-room schoolhouse and a little isolating for the students. We wondered we could make that experience one that is rich and fun. TLS has always had a very tight community, so when everyone is confined to a one-room schoolhouse, how do you sustain the broader sense of the whole?" The Colt Cup Challenge--


    When the Mission Meets the Moment [VLOG]

    WHEN THE MISSION MEETS THE MOMENT VIDEO SHOWCASE We are halfway through an unprecedented year at The Lexington School.  The school continues to look different this year: Inside desks are […]

  • STEM education at The Lexington School

    Everyday STEM Walkabout

    Here’s a word problem for you: The Lexington School has 12 grades starting with two-year-olds, 611 students in all. They attend school for 9 months a year. How often do […]

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    Preschool, Virtually Awesome [Video]

    For many during COVID-19, work roles have changed as people pivot to fill the needs of this TLS community. Alana (Mrs. Stuart) worked for a decade in preschool after getting […]

  • The Lexington School has a new playground

    Essential Elements of PLAY are UNDERWAY on New Preschool Playground

    “It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents” […]

  • The Lexington School Virtual Graduation

    A Gradual Graduation

    Certain traditions aren’t easily replicated. The Southwest Trip is delayed. The eighth-grade Etiquette Dinner with pre-packaged place settings and virtual toasts was neat in its own way but still better […]

  • New faculty and staff at The Lexington School

    Welcome, New Faculty and Staff!

    Please give a warm TLS welcome to our new faculty and staff: Alana Stuart, Jo-Ellen Fishback, Lois Babb, Jennifer Jones, David Farmwald, Kylie Russ, Jacob Chen, Morgan Keeler, Sam Bowman, […]

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    #EarthDay2020: Celebrate and Share.

    It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since 1970, Earth Day has motivated a recognition and public voice for the state of the planet and public guidelines on ways to […]

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    Keeping Physical Distance While Staying Physically Fit

    Picture a day at The Lexington School. Students and teachers move all day long in and out of their classrooms. Groupwork has kids on the floor, squatting, stretching to reach […]

  • 3D Printing Face Shields at The Lexington School

    Victory Gardens in the 21st Century: How 3D Printing May Save Lives [Video]

    Some are calling this movement the new victory gardens. As part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, there is a world-wide effort through 3D printing that now, thanks to the painstaking work of Lexington School Art teacher Sarah Heller and community partners, has turned local, and 3D printed face shields are already making a difference.