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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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Notes from the White Privilege Conference, Philadelphia 2016

By Marion Dear Themes from the White Privilege Conference in Philly 2016 White privilege defines “normal” as white (and Christian, of European heritage,  and heterosexual). White privilege marginalizes the many people and  students  who do not fit these categories. White … Continue reading

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Students Consider the Quaker Testimony on Equality

Meeting for Worship for Business Westtown Lower School Query on Equality March 3, 2016 Lower School students, faculty and friends entered the Meeting House to peaceful piano music and, after the Meeting had settled into silence, 5th grader Santiago read … Continue reading

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Learning in the Light – Using stories to invite understanding

Lower School Music Teacher Guenevere Finley attended the Friends Council on Education workshop “Learning in the Light.” This workshop focused on the telling of stories through the practices of Godly Play.  Former Westtown 6th grade teacher Melinda Bradley led the workshop. … Continue reading

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School Visits — Easy Magic Happens

Yesterday I joined three colleagues on a visit to The Lawrenceville School. I was joined by Beth Pellegrino, Westtown’s Director of Food Services, Tim Mountz, our Farm Manager, and Sustainable Food Educator, and Wade Tomlinson, our Director of Sustainability. We … Continue reading

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