At St. Thomas School, we believe Black lives matter, and there is no place for racial violence, racism, and hate in society. We are committed to making positive change and are grateful to those who hold us accountable for our actions and words. We must speak out against hate whenever we see it. And we must work towards a just and equitable world for everyone.
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Representing Phase III of the Completing Our Campus Capital Campaign, the vision of the Center for Responsive Learning is to understand and respond to the unique learning profiles of St. Thomas School students.
St. Thomas School stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students and families, staff and faculty, and community members. We denounce anti-Asian violence, hate, and rhetoric. We stand against racism and white supremacy in every form.
In the following blog, I outline our four guiding principles and the connection they have to the elements offered in our Remote Learning program. I hope you walk away from this post with a better understanding of why we structured remote learning this way.
As promised, this is the first of our blog posts devoted to sharing the details of our Remote Learning program. In today's post, we'll start with the what: the components and structure of our Remote Learning program. In the next post, we will get into the nitty gritty of the why. In that post, I'll take you through a more in-depth rationale for the design of the program. These posts will be followed by more information on how remote learning will be blended with on-campus learning.
Choosing the right private elementary school for your child can feel overwhelming. Luckily, all it takes is a few discerning steps to help you find the school that best fits your family's needs.
Established in 1922, the Newbery Medal is a prestigious literary award given annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. For Dr. Alpha DeLap, who has been a school librarian for eight years, serving on the Newbery Award Committee was a bucket-list item. That dream came true when DeLap was one of 14 people appointed to the Committee last year.
I believe that true leadership has always required something more than a stylized set of leadership traits and skills. In fact, in our rapidly changing world, it may be more important than ever for leaders to know themselves – their strengths and core beliefs, as well as their vulnerabilities. Finding your voice and understanding your value system and passions are not easy quests. Yet, there are steps any aspiring leader can take to move along this path.
Do private school students have higher SAT scores than public school students? There has been some debate in recent years on this topic, so we've collected the most recent and relevant data to discuss the pros and cons of private school testing practices.
This morning, we officially launched the second phase of the Completing Our Campus project with a groundbreaking celebration that included students, faculty and staff, parents, and board members. The event began in the current STS gymnasium with remarks by Head of School Kirk Wheeler and Board of Trustees President Glyn Nordstrom.
Opting for a private middle school allows you to find the program that best fits your child's needs, abilities, and aspirations. The following to-do list can help guide you through the process so you feel confident you've made the right choice for your child.
There are many myths about financial aid and the affordability of private school. Before, deciding private school is outside of your budget, be sure to speak with a school's admissions and financial aid representatives and explore all the options available to you.
All too often, middle school students are given the message that they just have to "get through" this time; that things will be better when it's over. Unfortunately, this attitude neglects the fact that middle school matters, both in the moment and in your child's future.
The relationships alumna Kama Boswell built at St. Thomas School have helped shape her into a successful leader in all walks of life.
Elementary school sets a foundation for your child: These years help determine how they will view academics for the rest of their lives. If you want your child to care about their education, you can start by getting them to love elementary school.
Believe it or not, loving school isn't about getting good grades; it's about appreciating the whole experience. Practice these easy tips for your child to be excited about going back to elementary school every day.