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 […]

“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 […]

Out of My Comfort Zone by Emilie Dhir ’13

Out of My Comfort Zone by Emilie Dhir ’13

Emilie Dhir, Lexington School class of 2013, shares her lessons on courage from the Southwest trip in this honest reflection. As she prepares for college admission for Fall of 2017, she explains why she’s ready.  An eighty foot drop and a girl terrified of heights. My heart raced, my stomach knotted up, and my eyes darted […]

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 […]

To Commence is to Begin: The Lexington School Graduation Tradition

When we take to the grass to find our seats at The Lexington School’s commencement ceremony, we see familiar faces with watery eyes. There are always tears. Parents cry, graduates cry, teachers cry, and it’s not because everybody is happy it’s all over. It’s because it is a rite of passage for these bright, still-curious kids […]