Life is a Kind of Chess. That’s Why We Teach It.

Life is a Kind of Chess. That’s Why We Teach It.

“The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” – Benjamin […]

Free Early Reading Screenings: A Community Outreach Initiative

Free Early Reading Screenings: A Community Outreach Initiative

The Learning Center at The Lexington School is pleased to announce free early reading screenings to children in grades Kindergarten through third grade. Free and open to the public. The screenings take approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Parents will leave with feedback, as well as recommendations, for home and the classroom. This is a […]

“Passing the Dad Test,” A September Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“Passing the Dad Test,” A September Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

I have spent the summer thinking about whether there is a difference between a child jumping off a pier into the water for the first time and giving your teenager keys to a car. I can argue both sides. I remember when they were babies. I remember that first step. I remember their first day […]

REIMAGINE an Artist’s Inspiration

REIMAGINE an Artist’s Inspiration

Artists use a variety of references when creating their art. They find inspiration in situations and landscapes, people, animals, places, ideas, and more. Few of these muses are packaged the same way. For sure, the artwork created for the REIMAGINE exhibit currently on display at the Lexington, Kentucky Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center is built upon […]

One Common Thread: Mosaic Mural is More than Meets the Eye

One Common Thread: Mosaic Mural is More than Meets the Eye

  You could stand in one place for a very long time and still see something new. It’s a puzzle, an archive, a window, and a work of art. It tells stories small and large. It is a gestalt of individual gifts pieced together to define a complete community. It is “ONE COMMON THREAD,” the […]

Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

The Instagram feed for Southwest Sequel #SWS18 is a story of courage, resilience, and growth. @tlsvoyages Southwest Sequel in full swing. #SWS18. Between the hashtags and comments from those impressed are 7 days of non-stop, action-packed, thrill seeking in a world that seems to exist on its own. Last summer, TLS Voyages traveled to Costa […]

Dream. Struggle. Victory. Repeat. Chase Minnifield ’04 Inspires TLS Graduates.

Dream. Struggle. Victory. Repeat. Chase Minnifield ’04 Inspires TLS Graduates.

JUNE 1, 2018: Chuck Baldecchi Introduces Chase Minnifield ’04 as Commencement Speaker. Twenty-five years ago, when Chase Minnifield ’04 first walked into the prekindergarten classroom of Mrs. Beers, he was not envisioning himself ever giving a commencement address. Rather, this four-year-old’s focus was learning how to negotiate circle time, forming a line, and getting through the halls […]

Southwest Trip 2018 Daily Blog

Southwest Trip 2018 Daily Blog

Day Eight: Action Packed and Packed to Go It was GRAY/Green Day when we first woke and saw the sky. GRAY. Thick, dense clouds slowly rolled our direction and then rain, sometimes heavy, drenched our tents and us. The kids had question marks written all over their faces. Do we stay or go? Can we […]

Environmental Debates: Another Capstone Challenge

Environmental Debates: Another Capstone Challenge

The 8th grade capstone year is filled with leadership and academic rite of passages unique to The Lexington School. These challenges prepare our young adults for what’s next–high school, college, and life. One of the final projects before packing their gear for the Southwest Trip is Environmental Debates where in teams of four, students integrate […]

May Head’s Letter: ONE School Project Details

May Head’s Letter: ONE School Project Details

The beauty of The ONE School Campaign is that there is something in it for every student at The Lexington School. When I think about the ONE School Campaign I am reminded of the warm feeling I have as a parent and a Head of School when our students sing “One Candle” at the end […]