Category Archives: Action Based Education

Blu Seeds: Explorations and Reflections from the Adirondacks, Summer 2017

By Jeff Waring, Art Teacher at Westtown School  For the past 15 years or so, I’ve traveled to the northern Adirondack park, usually in mid July. Our family meets for a week at an old Great Camp just west of … Continue reading

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Where does beauty fit in?

As a member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, Westtown is exploring what we value and how to assess it. Yesterday, the faculty team focused on these discussions had its first meeting. Towards the end, as we were discussing how one … Continue reading

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“The Real World”

Last week in a faculty meeting a colleague explained that our work was fundamentally to prepare our students for “the real world.”  We all have phrases that make us cringe. Along with “the real world,” a few others on my … Continue reading

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Award-winning Environmentalist and Triciclos founder visits Religion Class

Westtown faculty strive to bring the world to our students just as much as we work to send our students out into the world. Kevin Eppler shared this report about a recent visitor to his Business and Society Class. This … Continue reading

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Computer Science in Lower School

By Colby Van Alen Getting coffee one day I ran into a Westtown graduate and she asked what I’ve been doing since school let out. Computer science work at school was my response. “What, really? In First Grade? That is … Continue reading

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Realizing our Vision: Educating to our Mission

Westtown School graduated its first cohort of students who successfully completed our Deep Dive Certificate Program.  Starting six years ago I clerked two different committees over four years and worked with a number of other wonderfully creative and committed teachers … Continue reading

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