Una’s October Podcast: The Power of Moments

Una’s October Podcast: The Power of Moments

What do you remember most about a recent family trip? According to Dan and Chip Heath in their book The Power of Moments, you remember a PEAK and an END and the rest is a bit mixed in together. This month’s podcast talks about the moments we grab onto, what makes them extraordinary, and how we can […]

Lessons for “Nooglers”: Jamie Rosenstein ’08 Addresses the TLS Graduates

Lessons for “Nooglers”: Jamie Rosenstein ’08 Addresses the TLS Graduates

Members of the Class of 2019 were fortunate this year to have Jamie Rosenstein ’08 as our 25th alumni commencement speaker. Currently a People Analyst at Google, she has worked for the company for three years, since attending schools on both sides of the Atlantic. Jamie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology […]

Southwest Experience 2019

Southwest Experience 2019

DAY EIGHT COMPLETE Pack and Play   There are so many teaching moments on this trip, but one of our favorites is that everywhere you go you can pretty much find something beautiful and adventurous about that place. All it takes is a spirit of curiosity and vision. Today was the perfect example.  We took […]

Students Show the Way on Prospective Family Day

Students Show the Way on Prospective Family Day

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 […]

Environmental Debates: Another Capstone Challenge

Environmental Debates: Another Capstone Challenge

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 […]

“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 […]