Building Passions Out of OAK

Building Passions Out of OAK

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.

TLS Fall Sports Highlight Resilience and Teamwork [Video and Photos]

TLS Fall Sports Highlight Resilience and Teamwork [Video and Photos]

“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 […]

It’s the Element of Surprise: Outdoor Adventure Club [VIDEO]

It’s the Element of Surprise: Outdoor Adventure Club [VIDEO]

What is an outdoor adventure to you? It could be running out of gas and walking a mile to the nearest station or digging a hole for a fence post and hitting a pipe that shouldn’t be hit. It might mean lying on wet grass in the backyard on a warm summer night looking up […]

Lexington School Winter Athletes Make Their Own Noise

Lexington School Winter Athletes Make Their Own Noise

“Boing” of a basketball bounce on wood floors, “squeaks” of quick feet, “blare” of clock horns, pierce whistle pitch, the “clap” of hands; the “whip” of pom-poms, the “swish” of an arrow, the “pop” of its point on a paper eye; the “splash” of a dive, the “thud” of dismount, the “click” of a putt, “sigh” […]

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 […]

On RESILIENCE: All Those Little Things Add Up.

Hanae is next to tell the story of Mission Skills and how they affected this 2016 graduation class. Her story is about the small things that add up, the first teetering walk on playground tires or the tireless process of draft after draft for that paper. All moments of challenge with the risk of failure are steps […]