Genealogy and Gratitude: November Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Genealogy and Gratitude: November Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

I often think about the sacrifices my ancestors made so I could be here today. I think about the courage it took them to leave their homeland and sail to the New World. I am 50% Italian, 25% German, and 25% English. Sir William Morton and Lady Anne Smyth arrived in the early 1600s in […]

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 […]

Fall Sports Participation is a Winning Strategy for Lexington School Students.

Fall Sports Participation is a Winning Strategy for Lexington School Students.

Wilt Chamberlain said, “They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.” Perfection can be a big, confusing word. Our coaches don’t use it much. Words you hear at The Lexington School during fall athletic season are more like SPRINT, SET, SPIKE, TACKLE, and […]

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 […]

“Outside Four Walls” Means Unlocking the Potential in Today’s Students

“Outside Four Walls” Means Unlocking the Potential in Today’s Students

It’s 5 AM right now, and I’m awake, reflecting on this trip and how amazing it has been. This group of kids has been really special.  They’ve managed some challenges with the weather and some stomach issues on top of working through the tough activities and physical challenges of this terrain. They have overcome it […]

Stuck in the Middle? Not so much. 4 Ways Middle School is Great in K-8 Schools.

Stuck in the Middle? Not so much. 4 Ways Middle School is Great in K-8 Schools.

It’s the seventh grade trip. They’ve been outside all day long in the hot and sticky South Carolina sun. Early this morning they learned to surf for the first time. This afternoon they toured the salt marsh, watched dolphins feed, pulled crab traps, and felt glad to be human. Now these eight girls sit tightly […]

A Rising Partnership: (Video) On Service Learning at The Lexington School

A Rising Partnership: (Video) On Service Learning at The Lexington School

It’s The Lexington School’s birthday, and to celebrate 57 amazing years, Mr. Baldecchi has asked every TLS student to bring a gift. He’s not looking for a donation, and please don’t bring something for a 57 year old. Rather, bring balls and crafts and legos, active, educational gifts for our brothers and sisters at William Wells […]

To Teach is to Learn. Faculty Development is a Top Priority at Great Schools.

To Teach is to Learn. Faculty Development is a Top Priority at Great Schools.

It’s the first day of school. Kids bounce into the classrooms, fresh from summer rest, happy to see their friends. The room is perfect. Cubbies are labeled, color-coded school supplies neatly stacked on desks; everything is in place for teaching and learning. So THIS is why the teachers come back so early? Not exactly. The days just […]

On TEAMWORK: Lexington School Grads Speak

On TEAMWORK: Lexington School Grads Speak

Did you know that three out of every four people are afraid of public speaking? Imagine now that you are fourteen standing in front of hundreds of people at your graduation ceremony. It’s no small feat, yet Lexington School school leaders do it every year. This year their topic was Mission Skills. Six students spoke […]