On the Importance of Listening to Others

This week I had the distinct privilege of accompanying the 4th grade class on a field trip to meet with Senator Van Hollen. As part of their government unit, our students have been learning about how our democracy is organized and about the importance of civic engagement. During their meeting with the Senator, they got […]

Full STEAM Ahead!

As plans get underway for our first STEAM Fair, many of you have been asking “why STEAM and not STEM?” To understand the answer to this question, we must first understand what STEM is, how it helps our students prepare to solve the challenges faced by our global society, and then how the arts are […]

Building Villages Together

We’ve all heard the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child.” As an educator and a child psychologist, I know that schools need to, and often become part of that village. Following the news lately, I have found myself thinking about the fact that it also takes a village to build a country. […]

Why the IB Program is A Great Investment in your Child’s Future

Whether or not you are familiar with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, you may be wondering what makes IB special and why some public and private elementary schools are adopting the IB philosophy. The IB is the world’s fastest growing curriculum and our Primary Years IB program provides a globally-focused, inquiry-based learning experience to promote the […]

10 Fun and Educational Activities to do with your Preschool or Elementary-Aged Child Over Spring Break

To lead balanced lives, we all need a break from routine. Spring Break allows families to take vacations or engage in pursuits that they can’t schedule during the school year. Whether you go far away, or enjoy a “stay-cation,” here are some ideas for keeping your children cognitively engaged over Spring Break: Go to a […]