“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 […]

Keeping it Local Saves Opening Day [Video]

Keeping it Local Saves Opening Day [Video]

After a year of construction, The Lexington School’s brand new, state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot Academic Center opened its doors ON TIME on August 22nd at 7:30 A.M. to almost 600 very excited students and their families. Lexington local and New Head of School Una MacCarthy, new CFOO Susan O’Brien (also local), partnered with local construction […]

“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 […]

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.

In Gratitude for Josephine Abercrombie by Chuck Baldecchi

In Gratitude for Josephine Abercrombie by Chuck Baldecchi

Throughout the school year I have used my monthly Head’s Letter as an opportunity to say thank you and to express my gratitude for this wonderful school community I have called home for the last 15 years. This month I would like to share my deepest gratitude for Ms. Josephine Abercrombie, Founder of The Lexington […]

“From Where I Sit”: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“From Where I Sit”: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Spin…Spin…Spin…“Mr. Duckie are you in there?” I can still hear the preschool voices followed by the knocking on my door forming a line 20 kids deep. As I would stand up and open the door, there would be a jubilant, collective, “YEAH!” I would ask the crowd outside my door, “Who wants to go first?” […]

“Passing the Dad Test,” A September Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“Passing the Dad Test,” A September Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

I have spent the summer thinking about whether there is a difference between a child jumping off a pier into the water for the first time and giving your teenager keys to a car. I can argue both sides. I remember when they were babies. I remember that first step. I remember their first day […]

Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

The Instagram feed for Southwest Sequel #SWS18 is a story of courage, resilience, and growth. @tlsvoyages Southwest Sequel in full swing. #SWS18. Between the hashtags and comments from those impressed are 7 days of non-stop, action-packed, thrill seeking in a world that seems to exist on its own. Last summer, TLS Voyages traveled to Costa […]