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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Mentoring Moment” Video Series with Dr. John Marshall ’76

“Mentoring Moment” Video Series with Dr. John Marshall ’76

Mentoring Moment with Dr. John Marshall ’76 is the first in a video series from The Lexington School’s Alumni Network. There are thousands of successful Lexington School alumni all over the world who have valuable stories to tell those TLS students and young alums who aim to follow in their footsteps. Why not take a […]

It’s More Than Just a Sole Hope: It’s 4th Graders Learning to Serve

It’s More Than Just a Sole Hope: It’s 4th Graders Learning to Serve

To us shoes seem like a bare essential. It’s tough to imagine a world without shoes. In Uganda there are places where where children walk, run, and play in bare feet, but rather than the liberating summer exercise we think of (bare feet in cool grass), these children subject themselves to Jiggers, a dangerous and […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Difficult Conversations,” a Presentation by Grace Newsome

“Difficult Conversations,” a Presentation by Grace Newsome

With the upcoming elections, there is much talk. There is talk on TV, online, on the radio, and around the dinner table. As an extension of their lives outside of school, kids talk at lunch, on the playground, and in their classrooms.  Information is everywhere, and often those sensitive topics make their way around circle […]