TLS Fall Sports Highlight Resilience and Teamwork [Video and Photos]

TLS Fall Sports Highlight Resilience and Teamwork [Video and Photos]

“Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi The newspapers and friday night local news cover college and high school sports every week. Rarely will you find information about elementary or middle school athletics no matter how riveting […]

Students Show the Way on Prospective Family Day

Students Show the Way on Prospective Family Day

Walk into the Fine Arts wing on November 3rd at 10:00 A.M., and you will see something you don’t see many places–It’s Prospective Family Day, and the kids are running the show. Sure, it’s typical for students to give tours around schools–colleges and high schools maybe. At TLS, the guides are seventh and eighth graders who […]

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 […]

The Pied Piper of Creativity Shares a Few Secrets [Video]

The Pied Piper of Creativity Shares a Few Secrets [Video]

When a student says, “Mr. Pace, can I make a civilization of unicorn-people who live on rainbows and eat glitter?” He answers, “Yes, please!” Tyler Pace is the Pied Piper of creativity at The Lexington School, and he takes the lead with the dynamic energy, passion, and imagination befitting such a role. Tyler came to […]

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi This New York Times Magazine article from September 7, 2017, was the most compelling and inspiring article regarding Independent Schools I have read in a long while. The author of the article, Mosi Secret, did an incredible amount of research […]

Capstone Project: A Meaningful Collaboration [Video]

Capstone Project: A Meaningful Collaboration [Video]

Merriam-Webster Definition of capstone. 1 : a coping stone : coping. 2 : the high point : crowning achievement. The capstone of her career. The Lexington School definition of Capstone. 1 : research project.  2 : performance 3 : meaningful and true collaboration.  What does it mean to collaborate? And how do you teach kids to do it well? People […]

From Where I Sit: A Reflection by Chuck Baldecchi

From Where I Sit: A Reflection by Chuck Baldecchi

From where I sit, I see courage. From where I sit, I see compassion. From where I sit, I see friendship. I had a front seat to it all. On graduation day on the dais behind the podium, I experienced one of my proudest moments as a Head of School. The events that unfolded before […]

Lee Kiefer’s Fearless Commencement Address [Transcript, Video, Photos]

Lee Kiefer’s Fearless Commencement Address [Transcript, Video, Photos]

The wall might crumble without the capstone. Architecturally this is true.The capstone is one of the finishing or protective stones that form the top of an exterior masonry wall or building, and it is the perfect metaphor for the culminating 8th grade year at The Lexington School. The capstone experience at The Lexington School includes […]

It’s More than a Bench; It’s a Picnic Table and Our Environment Too!

It’s More than a Bench; It’s a Picnic Table and Our Environment Too!

What do math, science, history, design thinking, environmental awareness, philanthropy, and 5th graders have in common? Together they build stuff. And in this story, it’s more than stuff; it’s a bench, it’s a picnic table, and it’s our environment too! You learned about this “Bottle Caps to Benches” project in the fall when 5th grader […]

From Bottle Caps to Benches by Claire Robbins

From Bottle Caps to Benches by Claire Robbins

This week’s guest blogger is a 5th grader, Claire Robbins. Claire writes as a representative of the 5th grade class recycling program. Did you know that 5th graders run The Lexington School’s school-wide recycling program, and it is the first such school-wide recycling program in Fayette County? It is an environmentally responsible endeavor that starts in […]