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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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Reflections on Race from NAIS 2016 National Convention

By Whitney Suttell The theme for this year’s NAIS annual conference was “What’s Your Story?” While I heard many different stories from both individuals and schools, Bryan Stevenson’s keynote address was the most moving story of the conference.  Stevenson spoke … Continue reading

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The Justice Project and Empathy

By Abigail Lausch After reading To Kill a Mockingbird, a Depression-era novel that focuses on the unjust trial of a black man, seventh graders began a project that combined two of the major themes of the novel: justice and empathy. … Continue reading

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Young Visions: Student Art

First semester visual art students’ work is on display. Hanging in the gallery are examples of what happens as students grow as artists. Each work represents a collaboration between student and instructor to solve problems, develop their ideas and work … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in the Classroom: Unexpected Benefits for Teachers, Too

By Amanda Huskey Over the past few years, mindfulness has been a hot topic among Westtown School’s Lower School teachers and students.  For the past two school years, my second grade classes have had weekly mindfulness sessions with a teacher … Continue reading

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Living Statues in Colonial History

We know that children learn best when they tap into multiple areas of their brains. Combining kinesthetic and artistic approaches with more traditional demonstrations of learning provides our students with ways to construct meaning for themselves in deep and lasting … Continue reading

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