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 […]

Operation S.E.N.D Delivers Socks and Smiles [Video]

Operation S.E.N.D Delivers Socks and Smiles [Video]

“It’s hot in the desert, and when you can’t do laundry, your feet WILL get a little stinky. That’s when a fresh pair of socks can make all the difference in the world!” Major John Harvey sits in a chair surrounded by first graders at The Lexington School. He’s Calvin’s dad and he’s here to […]

The Wonders of Water: A Tale of PK Project Work [Photos]

The Wonders of Water: A Tale of PK Project Work [Photos]

QUESTION: “Why does it rain?” Do you know the answer off the top of your head? We COULD search the internet. “Just Google it.” Thousands of people have studied weather and rain for thousands of years, and thousands of articles are on the web. Easy to find the answer. What if a four year old […]

Solving the World’s Problems One Design at a Time [Video]

Solving the World’s Problems One Design at a Time [Video]

Think of a problem that needs solving. It could be big or it could be small–world hunger or how to lace your shoes for more efficient tying. All problems large and small require thoughtful solutions, and thoughtful solutions require learning how to think in a unique and strategic way. How do you define the problem, […]

Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Here’s a study: add twenty minutes to your day and take notes on what more you accomplish. What’s your hypothesis? Will you add value to your life in that twenty minutes, or will you take it for granted, not notice it, watch it tick away—poof! The answer is probably different for each person who reads […]

Managing Screen Time: Lessons from “Screenagers”

Managing Screen Time: Lessons from “Screenagers”

EYES WIDE OPEN. That’s the parent-school partnership mantra. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable because parenting is difficult, but working together is in the best interest of our children and our community as a whole. That’s why The Lexington School Parent Association sponsored the film “Screenagers.” The topic of screen time is an important one that […]

What Do YOUR Kids Do After School?

What Do YOUR Kids Do After School?

What do your kids do after school? It is a question you ask yourself or someone asks you at least five times a year. You are not alone in wondering, and you are right to wonder. After-school programs are an integral part of child and family life in this country, and finding ones that fit […]

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 a Journey, Not a Destination: Southwest Trip 2017

It’s a Journey, Not a Destination: Southwest Trip 2017

The class of 2017 has graduated, but not a second before they were ready. That’s what a capstone year is all about, providing leadership opportunities that build courage and CONFIDENCE in these adolescents. That way they are ready for whatever comes next. The southwest trip is a BIG part of eighth grade magic at The Lexington […]