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 […]

Fall Sports Participation is a Winning Strategy for Lexington School Students.

Fall Sports Participation is a Winning Strategy for Lexington School Students.

Wilt Chamberlain said, “They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.” Perfection can be a big, confusing word. Our coaches don’t use it much. Words you hear at The Lexington School during fall athletic season are more like SPRINT, SET, SPIKE, TACKLE, and […]

Lasting First Impression: Student Tour Guides Tell the Story.

Lasting First Impression: Student Tour Guides Tell the Story.

With Prospective Family Day right around the corner, a strong point of interest is the Student Tour Guide Program at The Lexington School. Some schools rely on the adults to tell the story because they fear the old adage “from the mouth of babes.” What on earth will the children say? The Lexington School Admission […]

“Outside Four Walls” Means Unlocking the Potential in Today’s Students

“Outside Four Walls” Means Unlocking the Potential in Today’s Students

It’s 5 AM right now, and I’m awake, reflecting on this trip and how amazing it has been. This group of kids has been really special.  They’ve managed some challenges with the weather and some stomach issues on top of working through the tough activities and physical challenges of this terrain. They have overcome it […]