Inspiring Reading with the Three C’s: Community, Competition, and Culmination

Inspiring Reading with the Three C’s: Community, Competition, and Culmination

When was the last time you picked up a book to read for pleasure? An actual hand-held book with paper pages? These days there are plenty of distractions that keep us from reading, even healthy ones like soccer, chess, or piano practice, dinner with the family, and a little outdoor play. Factor in the digital […]

Time to Think Differently about Dyslexia [Video]

Time to Think Differently about Dyslexia [Video]

The Learning Center at The Lexington School is ten years old this year, and they are celebrating BIG. The video About Us by Us is part of a larger “Learning Differences Awareness Week” which included student-led assemblies, student talent (superpower) showcases, a birthday bash reception, and a nationally-acclaimed TED TALK speaker and dyslexia advocate from […]

Epic Transformation Underway [Vlog]

Epic Transformation Underway [Vlog]

By now, many have experienced some aspect of our ONE School project whether it’s a walk down the hallway of the new Academic Center or a visit to the Dining Hall for lunch. The spaces are new, contemporary, and beautiful. A quick visit establishes awe. A longer visit engenders respect for how powerful these new […]

“Una’s WHY” by Head of School Una MacCarthy [Podcast]

“Una’s WHY” by Head of School Una MacCarthy [Podcast]

  I know how quickly we all move these days and finding the time to read all that we want to read can be a challenge. I really enjoy podcasts because I can multitask and still learn something new. They are concise and interesting, so even a short trip somewhere in my car or folding […]

All in ONE Lexington School Library

All in ONE Lexington School Library

When was the last time you took a trip to the card catalog? According to a 2015 Smithsonian Magazine article, it has been a while and it is officially over. In fact, a full generation has never laid its hands on those soft, over-handled, yellowed cards some of us remember as opening up the world. […]

“A Final Heads Letter” by Chuck Baldecchi

“A Final Heads Letter” by Chuck Baldecchi

Dear TLS Community,  I have so many wonderful memories of The Lexington School. I have memories of the interview process and the energy and enthusiasm I felt for this school. TLS clicked in my heart from the start. I remember our first Holiday Concert with Bella in my arms, Alex in Erin’s belly, and Cade […]

Teachers Have Changed My Life: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Teachers Have Changed My Life: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

In my first month on the job fifteen years ago, I met with the “new” faculty for a day of orientation led by Ann Eames, TLS’s legendary English teacher and Director of Professional Development, along with our faculty mentors. Ann led an exercise that morning where she named each of TLS’s Heads of School and […]

Building Better Biographies and A Bunch of Life Skills Too [Video & Photos]

Building Better Biographies and A Bunch of Life Skills Too [Video & Photos]

Remember your first research paper? Hours and hours in the library, toiling over card catalogs and microfiche, scavenging the racks for sources to support your thesis, notecard after notecard written and categorized about topic on which you had little interest. Certainly, if you are a middle school student in The Learning Center at The Lexington […]

Eunice Beatty is Getting Busy…Again

Eunice Beatty is Getting Busy…Again

Eunice Beatty is busy. She’s been busy being a mom, grandmother, wife, educator, college administrator, counselor, accreditor, board member, community volunteer, and friend to the many who ask for her help. Have you seen her CV? She continues to be one busy lady. So why on earth would Eunice take the time to spend a […]

Almost Time for Tim

Almost Time for Tim

Is it possible Tim Alford was bound for The Lexington School? It was just a matter of time? After all, he met Mary Bruce Gray ’99 at the University of the South when she was just a Freshman and he was just a Sophomore, and they’ve been together ever since. After all, he wanted to be a teacher and a leader, circuitously finding his way to independent schools via a variety of other institutions. And after all, Tim happens to love Middle Schoolers.