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.
Building creativity, building curiosity, building confidence in STEM…this is not new to The Lexington School. Rather, STEM education has been here all along, and it happens in preschool through 8th grade every single day in classes and throughout the school in ways you might not expect.
What do we know about construction? There’s a lot of it going on at TLS right now, and it’s not just outside. In sixth grade, constructing projects based upon freeform research on topics of personal interest builds practical learning skills and provides evidence that finding a passion is a fluid endeavor. OAK projects shows kids that building a passion might just be better than following one.
“Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi The newspapers and friday night local news cover college and high school sports every week. Rarely will you find information about elementary or middle school athletics no matter how riveting […]
Walk into the Fine Arts wing on November 3rd at 10:00 A.M., and you will see something you don’t see many places–It’s Prospective Family Day, and the kids are running the show. Sure, it’s typical for students to give tours around schools–colleges and high schools maybe. At TLS, the guides are seventh and eighth graders who […]
“The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” – Benjamin […]
You could stand in one place for a very long time and still see something new. It’s a puzzle, an archive, a window, and a work of art. It tells stories small and large. It is a gestalt of individual gifts pieced together to define a complete community. It is “ONE COMMON THREAD,” the […]
Day Eight: Action Packed and Packed to Go It was GRAY/Green Day when we first woke and saw the sky. GRAY. Thick, dense clouds slowly rolled our direction and then rain, sometimes heavy, drenched our tents and us. The kids had question marks written all over their faces. Do we stay or go? Can we […]
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 beauty of The ONE School Campaign is that there is something in it for every student at The Lexington School. When I think about the ONE School Campaign I am reminded of the warm feeling I have as a parent and a Head of School when our students sing “One Candle” at the end […]