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 […]

The Wonders of Water: A Tale of PK Project Work [Photos]

The Wonders of Water: A Tale of PK Project Work [Photos]

QUESTION: “Why does it rain?” Do you know the answer off the top of your head? We COULD search the internet. “Just Google it.” Thousands of people have studied weather and rain for thousands of years, and thousands of articles are on the web. Easy to find the answer. What if a four year old […]

Solving the World’s Problems One Design at a Time [Video]

Solving the World’s Problems One Design at a Time [Video]

Think of a problem that needs solving. It could be big or it could be small–world hunger or how to lace your shoes for more efficient tying. All problems large and small require thoughtful solutions, and thoughtful solutions require learning how to think in a unique and strategic way. How do you define the problem, […]

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 […]