At Westchester Country Day School, we introduce world languages and exposure to other cultures at a young age. Our students begin their study of Spanish and Mandarin Chinese languages and cultures in Pre-Kindergarten, build on it yearly, and expand their studies into the college-level courses offered in Upper School. WCDS also offers many opportunities for travel abroad, including a trip to China for Mandarin students.
Global languages set students apart
College admission offices are often surprised by applications from students at Albuquerque Academy, where transcripts carry a stunning variety of modern languages. Beginning as early as eighth grade, Albuquerque Academy students expand their horizons beyond more traditional languages by opting into a rotating group of offerings that has so far included Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, […]
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
Students at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, are exploring real-world engineering solutions from the outside-in. According to Lisa Damour, Ph.D., Consulting Psychologist and Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, female students are looking beyond traditional barriers to find meaning in the human applications of STEM projects. The “outside” motivation of finding […]