Today the Year 3 students (otherwise known as the 8th Graders) became witnesses as they listened to the story of Vera Federman, a young Hungarian Jew who survived both Auschwitz and Allendorf, a sub camp of Buchenwald during the Holocaust. Her granddaughter, Breeze Dah...


The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is such a robust framework for teaching and learning it is helpful to take a step back every so often and remind ourselves of the basics. Now that we are on our third year as a candidate IB school, how...

Year 3 Individuals and Societies students had the opportunity to become more knowledgeable and to practice their reflection skills last week. Kenji Onishi shared his experiences in a Japanese internment camp and helped students to transfer their new understandings to c...

Play in a PYP classroom involves choice, promotes agency (having the power to act) and provides opportunities to inquire into important concepts and personal interests.

This school year, Mrs. Halvorson's students will explore the the central ideas of 'We have friends at...

Last week, parent Dawn Locke spoke to the 8th Graders about government accountability and the role of the GAO ( Government Accountability Office). This office serves as a congressional watchdog and provides nonpartisan, objective, fact-based information to Congress. Sh...

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As we have discussed at Curriculum Night and in classroom presentations, our philosophy on assessment is changing as we continue down the journey towards IB authorization. We are beginning to assess beyond the level of KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITIO...

Elizabeth Murphy, from the Intercommunity Center for Peace and Justice, presented the harsh realities of human trafficking to our 8th grade students last week.  Inquiry and communication skills dovetailed in an IB interdisciplinary lesson on Human Trafficking...

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What is the purpose of the garden? How is the garden connected to the school and greater community. 7th grade students practiced systems thinking through mapping and drawing scientific models of the garden ecosystem. 

Dear Families, 

Thank you for all that you did to bring the school theme, “Make A Joyful Noise Unto the Lord” resonate throughout the campus this year. It was a year filled with many blessings that our vibrant community made possible. Monday night’s graduation ceremony...

Last week, I had the pleasure to witness eight student representatives, from
both the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme, share with a St. Luke parishioner one of their culminating projects from the IB Units of Study. The room in which they presented wa...

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