At the Summit Preparatory School our students learn to be responsible and sustainable citizens. From learning how to make compost to growing our own vegetables in our roof-top gardens, our students are aware of their impact in our global and local communities.
Why Do Kindergarteners Think Community Gardens are Important?
“Do you think gardens are an important part of community? Why or why not?” This was a question posed to Friends School of Minnesota kindergarten students before a neighborhood hike to the community garden. I asked them to hold that question while we walked and sketched. We would discuss their ideas after their experience. The […]
Friends School of Minnesota
Wyoming Seminary fosters leadership skills at retreat
One week before the start of school at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania, members of Sem’s student government arrived at local Camp Orchard Hill thinking they were going to just learn about leadership. After 24 hours of spending time swimming, swinging in the air, playing games, and eating marshmallows at a campfire, as well as […]
Wyoming Seminary College Prep School
Manhattan Country School students ask ‘Vote for Me Until I Can’
In 2012, during a final push to encourage voter turnout, Manhattan Country School’s 5- and 6-year-olds asked everyone to “Vote for Me Until I Can.” “I would like to bring about a change, but I’m too young to play the voting game. Won’t somebody hear my plea and go to the polls and vote for […]
Manhattan Country School