Environmental Debates: Another Capstone Challenge

Environmental Debates: Another Capstone Challenge

The 8th grade capstone year is filled with leadership and academic rite of passages unique to The Lexington School. These challenges prepare our young adults for what’s next–high school, college, and life. One of the final projects before packing their gear for the Southwest Trip is Environmental Debates where in teams of four, students integrate […]

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 […]

Big News! The Lexington School Launches the ONE School Project [VIDEO]

Big News! The Lexington School Launches the ONE School Project [VIDEO]

IT’S AN EXCITING TIME FOR THE LEXINGTON SCHOOL COMMUNITY.   Nationally-ranked PS-8th grade school celebrates major donations and encourages community support for a project that touches every single student at The Lexington School. With a goal of raising $10 million firmly in view, The Lexington School is happy to announce that it has received $7 million […]

And the John Newbery Medal Goes to…Ask Lori Hancock, TLS Librarian!

And the John Newbery Medal Goes to…Ask Lori Hancock, TLS Librarian!

Ask Lori Hancock what she did in 2017, and she’ll say, “I read.” Makes sense—Lori is a librarian. They like to read. But in 2017, Lori read 400 books. That’s aggressive by any librarian’s standards, even at The Lexington School! Here’s why: In October of 2016, the President of the Association of Library Service 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 […]

Mary Beers Series Gives Teachers Real Ideas for Tomorrow [Video]

Mary Beers Series Gives Teachers Real Ideas for Tomorrow [Video]

It’s late in the afternoon on a Tuesday. Thirty five preschool teachers are on the floor of Lori Barnett’s art room, their bodies bent halfway into empty, plastic, baby swimming pools. It’s likely these teachers have been hanging out on the floor most of their day with little ones who need their undivided attention, yet […]

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 […]

Screen Time Parenting Paradox with Dr. Laura Bonzo-Sims and Dr. Katherine Stone

Screen Time Parenting Paradox with Dr. Laura Bonzo-Sims and Dr. Katherine Stone

Parenting Paradox is a series of articles written by The Lexington School’s English teacher, College Planning expert Dr. Bonzo-Sims in partnership with psychologist, Dr. Katherine Stone. The crux of the parenting advice columns lies in a dual perspective: the parent and the child’s.  Screen-time management important for all ages winter and beyond. You started out […]

Creative Arts Fun for the Family by Dr. Laura Bowling

Creative Arts Fun for the Family by Dr. Laura Bowling

Drama teacher Laura Bowling is always looking for ways to connect The Lexington School family with the greater Lexington creative arts community. In this first of her quarterly blog, she gives us some great suggestions on tapping into creative fun for the whole family over holiday break. Enjoy! Are you looking for a way to […]

Dyslexia and Creativity–The Learning Center’s Talent Workshop

Dyslexia and Creativity–The Learning Center’s Talent Workshop

Type “Successful Dyslexics” into Google, and you’ll find a long list of celebrities, poets, painters, and entrepreneurs, people you’d never imagine one day struggled in school. But they did. Children and adults with language-based learning differences do not thrive in a traditional classroom where pen to paper, desks in rows, and timed tests are the rule. […]