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 […]

How to Light Up History: A Musical Guide

How to Light Up History: A Musical Guide

Winston Churchill once wrote “History will be kind to me as I intend to write it.” The 5th grade extended team at The Lexington School is writing history too, literally and metaphorically. “Lighting Up History,” the 5th grade musical, is an interdisciplinary and collaborative experience where students learn history while they imagine, design, build, create, […]

Kentucky Heritage is a Lesson in Courage

Kentucky Heritage is a Lesson in Courage

Did you know that famous artist John James Audubon immigrated from France to Louisville, that Thomas Merton wrote wrote The Seven Storey Mountain from his hermitage The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Kentucky? Kentucky Heritage Day teaches us this and so much more. The quintessential integrated, interdisciplinary learning experience, 4th graders combine their study of […]

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 […]

Take the Time to Gaze: Press Pass Photography Class

Take the Time to Gaze: Press Pass Photography Class

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Photographer Elliot Erwin  Photographer and teacher Jo-Ellen Fischbach teaches and watches. She follows her student photographers […]

Preschool Project Work Builds Curiosity by Donna Hutton

Preschool Project Work Builds Curiosity by Donna Hutton

How do you teach curiosity? Project work has some answers. Donna Hutton, Director of Preschool at The Lexington School helps us understand a world where asking questions leads children on an unparalleled path of exploration and discovery where we see that spark, the start of the desire to know more. That desire is what we […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: 7 Fun Ways to Reinvent Your Meal

Thanksgiving Leftovers: 7 Fun Ways to Reinvent Your Meal

Thanksgiving leftovers are a wonderful thing, but don’t you wish it could taste and look a little different the second or third time around? The Lexington School’s CFO (Chief Food Officer!) Chef Ryan Laudenschlager and amazing cook staff created 7 ways to reinvent your leftover Thanksgiving meal. First things first, Chef Ryan does not use the […]

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. […]

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 […]

“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 […]