One of the many great things about independent schools is that we can teach students citizenship and values such as stewardship of the land, and how to be a change-maker. Friday April 22 was Earth Day and those two values came together at our Friday assembly when students in the lower school announced how they work to take care of the earth.
Children’s Day School has a deep commitment to social justice and to helping our students find a purpose. Every year the eighth grade class selects and researches a current issue in the U.S. for part of their study in civics as well as a way to engage in service for their community.
Please enjoy this guest blog post written by Margaret Piskitel, our Early Childhood Program Director.
The Innovation Lab in our new middle school building at 601 Dolores is such an incredible place. When we imagined what the lab would be, this was our vision:
The Innovation Lab is a space that …
There’s no denying it—math is a hot topic. From articles like the The New York Times’ “Why Do Americans Stink at Math” to books such as Jo Boaler’s What’s Math Got To Do With It?, experts are calling for a change to the standard math that is being taught across the country.
Each spring the division heads and I choose a book that we invite the entire school community to read as part of our "One School, One Book” program. Our goal is to choose a book that corresponds with our year-long theme. Come fall, parents are encouraged to attend book discussions with fellow parents, faculty and staff, and deepen their understanding of the theme that will provide a continuous thread through the school year.