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, […]

Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Here’s a study: add twenty minutes to your day and take notes on what more you accomplish. What’s your hypothesis? Will you add value to your life in that twenty minutes, or will you take it for granted, not notice it, watch it tick away—poof! The answer is probably different for each person who reads […]

What Do YOUR Kids Do After School?

What Do YOUR Kids Do After School?

What do your kids do after school? It is a question you ask yourself or someone asks you at least five times a year. You are not alone in wondering, and you are right to wonder. After-school programs are an integral part of child and family life in this country, and finding ones that fit […]

If It’s School Health, Nurse Kristin Can Handle It.

If It’s School Health, Nurse Kristin Can Handle It.

“Mr. Smith, this is Nurse Kristin, and it’s NOT an emergency.” This is the informative call from the School Nurse at The Lexington School. Maybe it’s a sore throat, maybe Johnny threw up his lunch; whatever it is, if it’s related to SCHOOL HEALTH, Nurse Kristin can handle it. Need a band-aid? Go see Nurse Kristin. Fall on […]

“Mentoring Moment” Video Series with Dr. John Marshall ’76

“Mentoring Moment” Video Series with Dr. John Marshall ’76

Mentoring Moment with Dr. John Marshall ’76 is the first in a video series from The Lexington School’s Alumni Network. There are thousands of successful Lexington School alumni all over the world who have valuable stories to tell those TLS students and young alums who aim to follow in their footsteps. Why not take a […]

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 […]

Gross Motor Gym Builds Stronger P.E. Program (and Kids)!

Gross Motor Gym Builds Stronger P.E. Program (and Kids)!

Remember the days when P.E. class was a series of somersaults and jumping jacks? Sometimes you’d play dodgeball, and depending upon your skill level, you were either ecstatic or miserable. You might learn to dribble a basketball or run around a track. And some days you wondered what exactly IS “P.E?” At The Lexington School, P.E. […]

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 […]