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 […]

Print is ALIVE! Pinpoints Magazine Shows Why.

Print is ALIVE! Pinpoints Magazine Shows Why.

Walk into the home of any Lexington School family past or present and you’ll probably see a copy of Pinpoints  magazine lying on the coffee table among other “soon-to-read” items, ones that last beyond today, beyond just this minute. Yes, print is alive and well at The Lexington School because Pinpoints defines a great school magazine. Three times a year, […]

Sarah on Creativity: 4 Ways We Train Kids to Think Differently

Sarah on Creativity: 4 Ways We Train Kids to Think Differently

Can you think of something new, different, or original? Can you solve a problem that seems to have only one solution? Can you do it quickly? This skill is Creativity, and if ever there is a time when it is needed and valued, it is now in this century of growth and innovation where the next discovery, […]

On RESILIENCE: All Those Little Things Add Up.

Hanae is next to tell the story of Mission Skills and how they affected this 2016 graduation class. Her story is about the small things that add up, the first teetering walk on playground tires or the tireless process of draft after draft for that paper. All moments of challenge with the risk of failure are steps […]

On TEAMWORK: Lexington School Grads Speak

On TEAMWORK: Lexington School Grads Speak

Did you know that three out of every four people are afraid of public speaking? Imagine now that you are fourteen standing in front of hundreds of people at your graduation ceremony. It’s no small feat, yet Lexington School school leaders do it every year. This year their topic was Mission Skills. Six students spoke […]

To Commence is to Begin: The Lexington School Graduation Tradition

When we take to the grass to find our seats at The Lexington School’s commencement ceremony, we see familiar faces with watery eyes. There are always tears. Parents cry, graduates cry, teachers cry, and it’s not because everybody is happy it’s all over. It’s because it is a rite of passage for these bright, still-curious kids […]