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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
CDS does its best to be on the forefront of environmental justice, and many of our recent projects—including a petition to Nancy Pelosi and the installation of the weather station and solar panels on the middle school roof—reflect our commitment. Last week, Middle School Science teacher Anne Sculley provided her seventh grade students with a particularly exciting opportunity to learn more about environmentalism: a Skype call to Bonn, Germany, where they had the opportunity to look in on the... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Last week, more than 80 CDS faculty, staff, and administrators visited the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles for a professional development conference. The two-day program included an interactive exhibit depicting the horrors of the Holocaust as well as an opportunity to meet and hear from a survivor. Attendees also toured the museum's displays about the atrocities and injustices that continue today. On the second day, we came together for a series of workshops discussing our teaching... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017
Next month, as part of our longtime partnership with SPEAK (Speakers for Parents, Educators, and Knowledge) Susan Cain will present "Empowering Introverted Kids in a Noisy World." We know that this event will lend a valuable perspective on educational philosophy, and we encourage all our parents to attend. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 4 The Hamlin School, 2120 Broadway St., San Francisco, CA 94115 Register here. Event is free for SPEAK members; attendance fee for non-members is $15... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Earlier this month, we learned that the 601 Dolores building has received a 2017 Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation, celebrating those who achieve the highest level of craftsmanship in maintaining and redesigning historical buildings. For more than three decades, influential members of the building world (ranging from architects to engineers to historians to critics) have convened to choose the winners of the Preservation Design Awards, which Preservation... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017
As many members of our community have already heard, our middle school campus at 601 Dolores Street is about to receive an exciting addition. During the first week of our summer break, the Albion Power Company is going to install a ten-panel Solar Array and Weather Station on the roof of the building, which will power the campus with green energy while also giving our students the opportunity to study the climate. All of this was made possible by the generosity of the entire CDS community, who... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Today, our Eighth Grade Humanities class was visited by one of the Bay Area's most notorious literary figures: Daniel Handler, better known to fans around the world as A Series of Unfortunate Events author Lemony Snicket. Outside of the Snicket universe, Mr. Handler has also written several novels under his own name. The most recent one is We Are Pirates, a San Francisco-set tale of a modern-day aspiring buccaneer which our eighth graders read last month. During his presentation, he discussed... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017
Today, our Sixth Grade Food & Agricultural Science students celebrated “International Fascination of Plants Day” with a trip to the Carnegie Institution for Science on the Stanford campus. The day started with presentations from Carnegie’s Margaret Bezrutczyk, Heike Lindner, and Jacob Moe-Lange about such topics as the history of maize, the study of soil and roots, and the “intelligence” of plants. Next, the students traveled around the campus to get a first-hand look at some of the latest... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017
Today, our eighth-graders returned from a week-long trip to Washington DC, the culmination of this year's theme of Activism. In recent weeks, they've collected petitions in support of abortion rights and environmental justice, and on Wednesday they personally delivered them to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has visited our campus in the past. Our students were more excited for this event than for any other on the schedule, and we're proud of them for making their voices heard in the... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017
During the month of January 2017, CDS is proud to host two teachers from the University of Zurich Teacher Education Program. Rebekka Ackermann (on the left in the accompanying photo) will work with Colleen Flayler in the Middle School Art Department, while Andrea Schober (on the right) will join Syd Hoffman in our 5th and 6th Grade Math classes. Rebekka and Andrea are studying to become English teachers in Swiss elementary schools, and the exchange program gives them the opportunity to develop... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016
In the last weekend of October, more than 50 members of the CDS community--students, parents, teachers, and more--worked together on a cleanup project in Dolores Park, followed by a picnic lunch for everyone involved. It was wonderful to connect with all our family and friends as we performed this service. Thanks so much to everyone who lent a hand!

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