By Kathy Hanson, Assistant Head of School What is an atrium? Well, to start, it is an invitation. The atrium is the centerpiece that invites light, air, and life into the heart of a place. It is, very literally, a greeting of welcome. It beckons without words. “ Please, come inside.”
By Kathy Hanson, Assistant Head of School Nearly two years ago, I came across a thought-provoking article in the New York Times. The author of the article challenged readers to think differently about new year’s resolutions. Instead of the usual promises or list of hopes and goals, the author argued that resolutions should be boiled down to a “one-word resolution.” This goal of the simplified...
Service Learning Cluster
By Bob Dowling, Middle School Teacher Three times a year, Middle School students experience Clusters learning, where they take time away from their regular class schedule in order to delve deep into three specific content areas: 1. Service Learning 2. STEM 3. Drama and Performing Arts For two weeks at a time, students spend each morning working on a specific project tied to these C...
Spanish Language Learning
By Susanna Lara, Spanish Teacher and Atrium School Parent Learning a language is much more than simply learning how to say one thing or another in a different way. Learning a language is about learning different cultures and about how people live in different places of the world. It is about expanding our horizons and opening our minds to differences and similarities, and about allowing ourse...