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Community celebrates International Women’s Day

Last year, several advisories competed in a poster making on International Women's Day. This year, advisories will compete in a sticker making contest.
Humanities teachers collaborate to create contest
March 10, 2016
A group effort, SPA puts together several events to acknowledge IWD.

Dreher discusses recent stock market dip

This graph of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) shows the market drop on Aug. 24 and the market volatility thereafter.
September 21, 2015
Upper School Economics teacher Nan Dreher optimistic about slumping stock market.

New schedule proves to be successful

This year's block schedule has been a success, providing students with more time to complete assignments, absorb course material, and complete science labs.
May 29, 2014

Almost an entire school year has passed with the new block schedule, and it’s hard for students to remember a time without it. The block schedule consists of eight total 75 minute class periods, four...

Amidst exams, community debates value

Midterm exams can cause stress to pile up fast, but they do have their benefits. “If there’s not a midterm, it creates a lot of stress for the end of year exam,” Upper School history teacher Nan Dreher said.
December 19, 2013

To test, or not to test, that is the question. The decision to change the schedule catalyzed discussions among faculty about the value of midterms and their place in the new schedule. Naturally, many...

Rising college costs a shock

May 6, 2013

When Upper School College Counselor Jill Apple first started working in college admissions in the 1980s, college tuition was only $4,000 or 5,000 per year. Today, she sits down with sophomores, juniors,...

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